Obra publicada em 1911 é um romance do período do pré-modernismo brasileiro. O personagem central é o major Quaresma um ingênuo, idealista e obstinado nacionalista. A narrativa faz um comparativo das pessoas engajadas com a defesa da nacionalidade e as pessoas que se preocupam apenas consigo. Denunciava as estruturas governamentais do então governo de Floriano Peixoto, replicando os aspectos da sociedade. Oscilando entre humor e drama.
'The seed of madness exists in all of us and with no warning may attack, overpower, crush and bury us ... ' Policarpo Quaresma - fastidious civil servant, dedicated patriot, self-styled visionary - is a defender of all things Brazilian, full of schemes to improve his beloved homeland. Yet somehow each of his ventures, whether it is petitioning for Brazil's national language to be changed, buying a farm to prove the richness and fertility of the land, or offering support to government forces as they suppress a military revolt - results in ridicule and disaster. Quixotic and hapless, Quaresma's dreams will eventually be his undoing. Funny, despairing, moving and absurd, Lima Barreto's masterpiece shows a man and a country caught in the violent clash between illusion and reality, hope and decline, sanity and madness.
Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma (1911), romance publicado inicialmente em folhetim, é a obra-prima de Lima Barreto. O protagonista é um personagem quixotesco cuja trajetória de embates com a realidade possibilita uma narrativa com riqueza de observação e crítica profunda à sociedade, atingindo a caricatura. A ingenuidade e o idealismo de Quaresma realçam, em contraste, a malícia e os interesses ocultos que o circundam. Esse desencontro, persistente por todo o romance, às vezes serve aos efeitos cômicos da trama, mas noutras revela as deformidades sociais denunciadas ostensivamente pelo autor.
Bajo los cuidadosos criterios de edicin de la coordinadora crtica ngeles Estvez, la Coleccin Archivos publica la poesa completa, los cuentos, muestras teatrales, ensayos ms significativos y algunas cartas del escritor uruguayo que se llam a s mismo "el miserable trnsfuga." La edicin incluye un estudio sobre la obra y su recepcin en Amrica y Europa, las ediciones anteriores, algunas polmicas, un dossier con conferencias y ensayos de escritores que aportan datos imprescindibles sobre este autor modernista.
A cada ano o Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio ganha mais importância. O maior vestibular do País, que tem como intuito avaliar a qualidade do ensino médio, é a porta de entrada para as universidades públicas – por meio do Sisu (Sistema de Seleção Unificada) – e privadas – através do Prouni (Programa Universidade para Todos). Para auxiliá-lo nesse processo, este guia apresenta provas com questões resolvidas e comentadas. Resolva cada uma, consulte os gabaritos e avalie o seu desempenho.
This is the first volume of critical essays in English on the much-studied Lima Barreto. Each chapter explores not only his life and vast body of work but also the historical and societal conditions in which his literary voice emerged.
With bonus features, including an interview with the author! When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on a winding and perilous journey into the history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo rocked the foundations of medieval Siena. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in Shakespeare’s unforgettable blood feud, she begins to realize that the notorious curse -- “A plague on both your houses!” -- is still at work, and that she is the next target. It seems that the only one who can save Julie from her fate is Romeo -- but where is he? Full of delicious thrills, sleeping potions, medieval wedding rituals, curses, the glorious Italian countryside, sibling rivalries and secret processions, Juliet is at heart an epic romance that proves love is strong enough to conquer even death.
Chat with Elizabeth Bishop: After being hosted at Casa Mariana and listen to many reports about the Elizabeth Bishop's by her friends called Linda and Jose Alberto, I decided to write a story about the writer for teenagers. As a way to captivate the public, the text has as backdrop a fictional story that takes place in Ouro Preto city and from this report passages of Elizabeth's life are introduced, especially the time when she lived in Brazil. I decided to make the access to the text more democratic and be able to use it as an educational tool, so I chose to market it in digital format, e-book. Synopsis Carla receives a message in her Facebook from a student who lives in New York asking if American writer Elizabeth Bishop home's, in Ouro Preto, still existes. With the help of Teacher Marta and some classmates, Carla manages to find the Casa Mariana. Excited by the discovery, the group decides to continue research about the writer to discover the reason why Elizabeth Bishop had lived in Ouro Preto. As far as the knowledgement of Elizabeth Bishop history's in Brazil was increasing, a new character apears in the story - her partner Lota de Macedo. The sexual orientation of Elizabeth, in principle, causes a prejudiced reaction and malicious comments from a student, which motivate Mrs. Marta to reflect about homoaffection relationships with the students.
Who should read this book? I can't imagine anyone who would not enjoy and benefit from this insightful overview. Obviously, those with current or future business interests in Brazil should read it, as should anyone planning a visit. Students and scholars interested in the politics, governance or administration of any country, would benefit enormously from studying Belmiro's objective and skeptical methodology. In our increasing global interdependence, this is a good time to enhance our knowledge of the political, economic, and social conditions in this giant of the southern hemisphere. Belmiro's astute analyses are presented in an optimistic, good humored style, reflecting a kind of "tough love". He appreciates and extols the virtues and potential of Brazil, but is not blind to its flaws, and leaves the reader with an intricate, balanced A. W. McEachern, Professor Emeritus of Public Administration University of Southern California
The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest
Black and Brown Planets embarks on a timely exploration of the American obsession with color in its look at the sometimes contrary intersections of politics and race in science fiction. The contributors, including De Witt D. Kilgore, Edward James, Lisa Yaszek, and Marleen S. Barr, among others, explore science fiction worlds of possibility (literature, television, and film), lifting blacks, Latin Americans, and indigenous peoples out from the background of this historically white genre. This collection considers the role of race and ethnicity in our visions of the future. The first section emphasizes the political elements of black identity portrayed in science fiction from black America to the vast reaches of interstellar space framed by racial history. In the next section, analysis of indigenous science fiction addresses the effects of colonization, helps discard the emotional and psychological baggage carried from its impact, and recovers ancestral traditions in order to adapt in a post-Native-apocalyptic world. Likewise, this section explores the affinity between science fiction and subjectivity in Latin American cultures from the role of science and industrialization to the effects of being in and moving between two cultures. By infusing more color in this otherwise monochrome genre, Black and Brown Planets imagines alternate racial galaxies with viable political futures in which people of color determine human destiny.
The Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story contains a selection of short stories by the best-known authors in Brazilian literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. With few exceptions, these stories have appeared in English translation, although widely separated in time and often published in obscure journals. Here they are united in a coherent edition representing Brazil's modern, vibrant literature and culture. J.M. Machado de Assis, who first perfected the genre, wrote at least sixty stories considered to be masterpieces of world literature. Ten of his stories are included here, and are accompanied by strong and diverse representations of the contemporary story in Brazil, featuring nine stories by Clarice Lispector and seven by Joao Guimaraes Rosa. The remaining 34 authors include Mario de Andrade, Graciliano Ramos, Osman Lins, Dalton Trevisan, and other major names whose stories in translation exhibit profound artistry. The anthology is divided into four major periods, "Tropical Belle-Epoque," "Modernism," "Modernism at Mid-Century," and "Contemporary Views." There is a general introduction to Brazilian literary culture and introductions to each of the four sections, with descriptions of the authors and a general bibliography on Brazil and Brazilian literature in English. It includes stories of innovation (Mario de Andrade), psychological suspense (Graciliano Ramos), satire and perversion (Dalton Trevisan), altered realities and perceptions (Murilo Rubiao), repression and sexuality (Hilda Hilst, Autran Dourado), myth (Nelida Pinon), urban life (Lygia Fagundes Telles, Rubem Fonescal), the oral tale (Jorge Amado, Rachel de Queiroz) and other overarching themes and issues of Brazilian culture. The anthology concludes with a haunting story set in the opera theater in Manaus by one of Brazil's most recently successful writers, Milton Hatoum.
Euclides da Cunha's classic account of the brutal campaigns against religious mystic Antonio Conselheiro has been called the Bible of Brazilian nationality. "Euclides da Cunha went on the campaigns [against Conselheiro] as a journalist and what he returned with and published in 1902 is still unsurpassed in Latin American literature. Cunha is a talent as grand, spacious, entangled with knowledge, curiosity, and bafflement as the country itself. . . . On every page there is a heart of idea, speculation, dramatic observation that tells of a creative mission undertaken, the identity of the nation, and also the creation of a pure and eloquent prose style."—Elizabeth Hardwick, Bartleby in Manhattan
Lima Barreto (1881-1922) é um dos maiores escritores brasileiros de todos os tempos. Duramente rechaçado pelos críticos de sua época – por usar uma linguagem coloquial e criticar abertamente sociedade hipócrita e racista de então –, entrou para a galeria dos “malditos”. Autor de obras-primas como Triste fim de Policarpo Quaresma e Recordações do escrivão Isaías Caminha, produziu contos, crônicas, peças de teatro e diários. Vítima de preconceito por ser negro e pobre, só teve a obra reconhecida décadas após sua morte. Este livro analisa a produção de Lima Barreto e mostra a atualidade dos problemas que ele apontou no início do século XX. Esta obra faz parte da Coleção Retratos do Brasil Negro, coordenada por Vera Lúcia Benedito, mestre e doutora em Sociologia/Estudos Urbanos pela Michigan State University (EUA) e pesquisadora e consultora da Secretaria de Estado da Cultura de São Paulo. O objetivo da Coleção é abordar a vida e a obra de figuras fundamentais da cultura, da política e da militância negra.
In the prime of his life, amid a soaring career, Chuck Gallagher made some poor ethical choices that landed him behind bars. In this deeply personal and compelling book, he comes clean about his life-changing experience. Although Chuck's prison was a physical one, he reveals how some of us unknowingly create our own "prisons" through the negative choices we make and how the consequences of those decisions impact happiness and success in every aspect of our lives. While most people would say they make ethical choices, it's all too clear in the corporate world the simplicity of making a wrong choice can lead to disastrous consequences. Gallagher engages the reader in a journey, through a brutally honest story, of how easy it is to stray off the ethical path and what it takes for organizations to help keep their most valued asset - their people - on the ethical highway. His insights provide a framework for business and personal success, helping the reader look deeply inside to find the strength to make the right choices. his book is a reminder to us all about choices we make and consequences we face—and how we can ensure our personal and professional pursuits lead us to achieve our goals.
A classic of Brazilian literary criticism and historiography, Brazil and the Dialectic of Colonization explores the unique character of Brazil from its colonial beginnings to its emergence as a modern nation. This translation presents the thought of Alfredo Bosi, one of contemporary Brazil's leading intellectuals, to an English-speaking audience. Portugal extracted wealth from its Brazilian colony. Slaves--first indigenous peoples, later Africans--mined its ore and cut its sugarcane. From the customs of the colonists and the aspirations of the enslaved rose Brazil. Bosi scrutinizes signal points in the creation of Brazilian culture--the plays and poetry, the sermons of missionaries and Jesuit priests, the Indian novels of José de Alencar and the Voices of Africa of poet Castro Alves. His portrait of the country's response to the pressures of colonial conformity offers a groundbreaking appraisal of Brazilian culture as it emerged from the tensions between imposed colonial control and the African and Amerindian cults--including the Catholic-influenced ones--that resisted it.
A sweeping and absorbing biography of Brazil, from the sixteenth century to the present For many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary wealth and grinding poverty; beautiful beaches and violence-torn favelas. Brazil occupies a vivid place in the American imagination, and yet it remains largely unknown. In an extraordinary journey that spans five hundred years, from European colonization to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling’s Brazil offers a rich, dramatic history of this complex country. The authors not only reconstruct the epic story of the nation but follow the shifting byways of food, art, and popular culture; the plights of minorities; and the ups and downs of economic cycles. Drawing on a range of original scholarship in history, anthropology, political science, and economics, Schwarcz and Starling reveal a long process of unfinished social, political, and economic progress and struggle, a story in which the troubled legacy of the mixing of races and postcolonial political dysfunction persist to this day.
Explodes the gulf between modern materialism and traditional values.
"Dazzling...Critics hailed Buwalda as 'The Dutch answer to Jonathan Franzen', but his brilliance is entirely unique."--The Times (UK) Siem Sigerius is a beloved, brilliant professor of mathematics with a promising future in politics. His family—including a loving wife, two gorgeous, intelligent stepdaughters and a successful future son-in-law—and carefully appointed home in the bucolic countryside complete the portrait of a comfortable, morally upright household. But there are elements of Siem's past that threaten to upend the peace and stability that he has achieved, and when he stumbles upon a deception that’s painfully close to home, things begin to fall apart. A cataclysmic explosion in a fireworks factory, the advent of internet pornography, and the reappearances of a discarded, dangerous son all play a terrible role in the spectacular fragmentation of the Sigerius clan. A riveting portrait of a family in crisis and the ways that even the smallest twists of fate can forever change our lives, Bonita Avenue is an incendiary, unpredictable debut of relationships torn asunder by lies, and minds destroyed by madness. From the Hardcover edition.
A peasant family, driven by the drought, walks to exhaustion through an arid land. As they shelter at a deserted ranch, the drought is broken and they linger, tending cattle for the absentee ranch owner, until the onset of another drought forces them to move on, homeless wanderers again. Yet, like the desert plants that defeat all rigors of wind and weather, the family maintains its will to survive in the harsh and solitary land. Intimately acquainted with the region of which he writes and keenly appreciative of the character of its inhabitants, into whose minds he has penetrated as few before him, Graciliano Ramos depicts them in a style whose austerity well becomes the spareness of the subject, creating a gallery of figures that rank as classic in contemporary Brazilian literature.
History is a rich, varied and fascinating subject, so it's rare to find the whole lot in one book ... until now. The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks pulls it all together, from the world's earliest civilizations in 3500 BC to the founding of the United Nations in 1945, passing by the likes of Charlemagne, the Ottoman Empire and the Crimean War, to name a few. Here's your chance to introduce yourself to the full spectrum of world history, and discover just how the modern world came to be.
"Be aware that frankness is the prime virtue of a dead man," writes the narrator of The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas. But while he may be dead, he is surely one of the liveliest characters in fiction, a product of one of the most remarkable imaginations in all of literature, Brazil's greatest novelist of the nineteenth century, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. By turns flippant and profound, The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas is the story of an unheroic man with half-hearted political ambitions, a harebrained idea for curing the world of melancholy, and a thousand quixotic theories unleashed from beyond the grave. It is a novel that has influenced generations of Latin American writers but remains refreshingly and unforgettably unlike anything written before or after it. Newly translated by Gregory Rabassa and superbly edited by Enylton de Sá Rego and Gilberto Pinheiro Passos, this Library of Latin America edition brings to English-speaking readers a literary delight of the highest order.
Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite. Oedipus the King, a tragedy written by Sophocles, is chronologically the first play of the classic Oedipus Rex trilogy.
É com grande prazer que entregamos a presente publicação à comunidade acadêmica e, em especial, aos nossos alunos de Graduação das mais diversas habilitações, da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Tal publicação é fruto dos resultados dos trabalhos finais desenvolvidos nas disciplinas Teoria Literária II e Fundamentos da Cultura Literária Brasileira, ministradas no segundo semestre de 2013. Apesar da variedade de assuntos e obras de diferentes autores e estilos, foi possível agrupar todos os trabalhos, a partir de blocos temáticos, a saber: Olhares sobre Literatura e Cidade; Olhares sobre a Literatura e a sociedade; Estampas do Brasil em textos quinhentistas, setecentistas oitocentistas; Olhares sobre Literatura e Nacionalidade. Destacamos que esta experiência se repete, agora com o volume 2 da presente publicação. (Tempo de Ensaio: Múltiplos olhares sobre o Literário-Ensaios de Graduandos em Letras/Volume 2). O projeto “Tempo de Ensaio” representa um avanço para os alunos de graduação, o que é demonstrado no empenho para participar da publicação e não podemos deixar de lembrar que a publicação discente deve ser desenvolvida e incentivada, exatamente por crermos que a publicação dos nossos alunos de Graduação constitui como nos afirma Pedro Demo, um “[...] processo de competência humana, com qualidade formal e política, encontrando no conhecimento inovador a alavanca principal da intervenção ética”. Dessa forma, acreditamos que é por meio de iniciativas, ainda que pequenas, como esta, que se lançam as sementes para a formação do futuro pesquisador e também de um professor-pesquisador. Deixamos, aqui, nossos agradecimentos pelo apoio e carinho à Professora Doutora Eleonora Ziller Camenietski, Diretora da Faculdade de Letras; Professora Doutora Claudia Fatima Morais Martins, Vice Diretora da Faculdade de Letras; Professora Doutora Martha Alkimin, Diretora de Extensão e Cultura; Professora Doutora Flávia Troccoli Xavier, Chefe do Departamento de Ciência da Literatura.
Bela e criteriosa seleção de imagens das expedições científicas do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz ao interior do Brasil nos anos de 1911-1913. Ao percorrer extensas áreas da Amazônia e da região Nordeste, os expedicionários não só realizaram o levantamento das condições médico-sanitárias de tais populações, como também possibilitaram um minucioso registro de aspectos geográficos, econômicos e socioculturais dos lugares visitados. Proporciona uma reflexão em torno da linguagem fotográfica que, conjugada à pesquisa sobre a evolução das políticas públicas, revela aspectos originais da memória da saúde e das ciências biomédicas no Brasil.
The sixth Sergeant Cribb investigation set in the seedy underbelly of Victorian London The spiritualist movement has captivated a segment of Victorian London: manifestations, the occult, and “sensitives” are in vogue. When séance sites become targets for theft, Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray are on the case. But then someone murders the medium, and the two find themselves rubbing shoulders with some rather eccentric suspects. From the Trade Paperback edition.
New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy brings you a sexy new Off-Campus novel that can be read as a standalone… She’s good at achieving her goals… College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change. But the game just got a whole lot more complicated Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.
Jose de Alencar's prose-poem Iracema, first published in 1865, is a classic of Brazilian literature--perhaps the most widely-known piece of fiction within Brazil, and the most widely-read of Alencar;s many works. Set in the sixteenth century, it is an extremely romantic portrayal of a doomed live between a Portuguese soldier and an Indian maiden. Iracema reflects the gingerly way that mid-nineteenth century Brazil dealt with race mixture and multicultural experience. Precisely because of its nineteenth-century romanticism, Iracema strongly contributed to a Brazilian sense of nationhood--contemporary Brazilian writers and literary critics still cite it as a foundation for their own work.
Joaquim Manuel de Macedo (1820-1882) foi médico, jornalista, deputado, historiógrafo, dramaturgo e romancista. É considerado um dos fundadores do romance na literatura brasileira. As Mulheres de Mantilha, publicado pela primeira vez em 1870, é o retracto incontornável do Rio de Janeiro da época, quando se tornara a capital do Brasil. Ali se abordam os quatro anos de terror, vividos pelos habitantes da cidade, causada pelos excessos do vice-rei, Antônio Álvares da Cunha (conde da Cunha), que governou despoticamente com extorsões, atentados contra a liberdade, contra a propriedade, coacção e imposição de trabalho escravo nas obras públicas. Tudo isso sem que a população tivesse direito à queixa, considerado um crime. À margem dos fatos políticos, Manuel de Macedo alude com audácia a leviandade da prostituição e a traição. As Mulheres de Mantilha – tal como “A Moreninha”, do mesmo autor - fazem parte integrante da colecção Clássicos da Literatura Brasileira, da editora Atlântico Press, uma publishing company, no mercado editorial desde 1992.
José Veríssimo Dias de Matos (1857-1916) foi um escritor, jornalista, educador e crítico literário brasileiro. Fundador da Academia Brasileira de Letras, foi um dos expoentes da crítica literária brasileira da época. Como escritor, a sua obra é uma das mais notáveis da brasilidade. Naquela que é talvez a mais importante, a História da Literatura Brasileira (1916), é um documento imprescindível sobre o cunho nacionalista de uma literatura então emergente. “Criticar é compreender”, dizia. História da Literatura Brasileira faz parte integrante da colecção Biblioteca Essencial da Literatura Brasileira, da editora Atlântico Press, uma publishing company, no mercado editorial desde 1992.
With a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls Boston’s streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. She must learn to harness this gift, and for that she can turn to only one man—the deadliest of the Breed warriors, Tegan. No stranger to loss, Tegan knows Elise’s pain. He knows fury, but when he slays his enemies it is with ice in his veins. He is perfect in his self-control, until Elise seeks his aid in her personal war. An unholy alliance is forged—a bond that will link them by blood and vow—and plunge them into a tempest of danger, desire, and the darkest passions of the heart. . . . From the Paperback edition.
O romance Bom-Crioulo, de Adolfo Caminha, é uma emocionante história de paixão e tragédia. Não é produto de fantasia romântica, mas baseada num fato real que escandalizou o Rio de Janeiro no século XIX. Publicado em 1895, é considerado o primeiro romance homossexual na história da literatura brasileira e até de toda a literatura ocidental, sendo recebido com escândalo devido à ousadia dos temas - sexo inter-racial e homossexualidade. Amaro, um escravo negro foragido, é aceite como marinheiro, recebendo a alcunha de "Bom Crioulo". Conhece Aleixo, um grumete adolescente louro, de olhos azuis, por quem se apaixona.
João Franklin da Silveira Távora (1842-1888) foi advogado, jornalista e político. Como romancista, iniciou o romantismo de carácter regionalista no nordeste brasileiro. O romance O Cabeleira é uma das suas obras mais marcantes. A acção passa-se em Pernambuco do século XVIII. Narra a história de Zé Gomes (o Cabeleira) e seu pai Joaquim Gomes, ambos precursores do cangaço do nordeste e suas desventuras. É considerado uma das maiores obras do autor, além de uma das obras pioneiras no romance regionalista nordestino. O Cabeleira faz parte integrante da colecção Clássicos da Literatura Brasileira, da editora Atlântico Press, uma publishing company, no mercado editorial desde 1992.
A Moreninha é um romance do escritor brasileiro Joaquim Manuel de Macedo (1820 – 1882). A obra marca o início da ficção do romantismo brasileiro e é considerado o primeiro romance tipicamente brasileiro, retractando hábitos da juventude burguesa carioca da época. O “best-seller” narra a história de quarto estudantes de Medicina. Um deles aposta que se ficasse apaixonado por uma mulher por mais de 15 dias, escreveria um romance contando a história desta paixão. A partir daí, conhece Carolina (a Moreninha que dá nome ao livro) por quem se apaixona.
He comes to her more dead than alive, a towering black-clad stranger riddled with bullets and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, veterinarian Tess Culver is unaware that the man calling himself Dante is no man at all, but one of the Breed, vampire warriors engaged in a desperate battle. In a single erotically charged moment Tess is plunged into his world—a shifting, shadowed place where bands of Rogue vampires stalk the night, cutting a swath of terror. Haunted by visions of a dark future, Dante lives and fights like there is no tomorrow. Tess is a complication he does not need—but now, with his brethren under attack, he must shield Tess from a growing threat that includes Dante himself. For with one reckless, irresistible kiss, she has become an inextricable part of his underworld realm…and his touch awakens her to hidden gifts, desires, and hungers she never knew she possessed. Bonded by blood, Dante and Tess must work together to thwart deadly enemies, even as they discover a passion that transcends the boundaries of life itself…. From the Paperback edition.
Til, de José de Alencar, retrata a linguagem e os costumes da vida rural do Brasil na época (finais do séc. XIX), documentado o cotidiano numa fazenda do interior paulista. O romance faz parte da série regionalista do autor – junto com as obras “O gaúcho”, “O sertanejo” e “O tronco do ipê”. Til é o apelido de Berta, a personagem principal - a representação da heroína romântica, de grande beleza e dotada de grande compaixão e empatia para com o mais vil dos vilões: Jão Fera.
Uma das principais especialistas na obra do homenageado da Flip 2017, Beatriz Resende lança pela e-galáxia coletânea com ensaios sobre Lima Barreto, incluindo uma análise da iconografia do autor.
The Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story contains a selection of short stories by the best-known authors in Brazilian literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. With few exceptions, these stories have appeared in English translation, although widely separated in time and often published in obscure journals. Here they are united in a coherent edition representing Brazil's modern, vibrant literature and culture. J.M. Machado de Assis, who first perfected the genre, wrote at least sixty stories considered to be masterpieces of world literature. Ten of his stories are included here, and are accompanied by strong and diverse representations of the contemporary story in Brazil, featuring nine stories by Clarice Lispector and seven by Jo?o Guimar?es Rosa. The remaining 34 authors include M?rio de Andrade, Graciliano Ramos, Osman Lins, Dalton Trevisan, and other major names whose stories in translation exhibit profound artistry. The anthology is divided into four major periods, "Tropical Belle-?poque," "Modernism," "Modernism at Mid-Century," and "Contemporary Views." There is a general introduction to Brazilian literary culture and introductions to each of the four sections, with descriptions of the authors and a general bibliography on Brazil and Brazilian literature in English. It includes stories of innovation (M?rio de Andrade), psychological suspense (Graciliano Ramos), satire and perversion (Dalton Trevisan), altered realities and perceptions (Murilo Rubi?o), repression and sexuality (Hilda Hilst, Autran Dourado), myth (N?lida Pi??n), urban life (Lygia Fagundes Telles, Rubem Fonescal), the oral tale (Jorge Amado, Rachel de Queiroz) and other overarching themes and issues of Brazilian culture. The anthology concludes with a haunting story set in the opera theater in Manaus by one of Brazil's most recently successful writers, Milton Hatoum.
Este valioso livro analisa cuidadosamente a evolução conceitual que orientou os movimentos antimanicomiais no Brasil nas décadas de 70/80. Nele, o leitor terá acesso a informações preciosas dos bastidores desta luta, as movimentações internas, tensões, divergências das diretrizes que marcaram a história destes movimentos. Este estudo mostra que refletir sobre o passado é um exercício para aconstrução do futuro.