Chronicle of the Murdered House

Chronicle of the Murdered House Author Lúcio Cardoso
ISBN-10 1940953502
ISBN-13 9781940953502
Year 2016-12-13
Pages 500
Language English
Publisher Open Letter
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Winner of the 2017 Best Translated Book Award The book itself is strangepart Faulknerian meditation on the perversities including sexual of degenerate country folk part Dostoevskian examination of good and evil and Godbut in its strangeness lies its rare power and in the sincerity and seriousness with which the essential questions are posed lies its greatness Benjamin Moser from the introductionLong considered one of the most important works of twentieth century Brazilian literature Chronicle of the Murdered House is finally available in English Set in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais the novel relates the dissolution of a once proud patriarchal family that blames its ruin on the marriage of its youngest son Valdo to Ninaa vibrant unpredictable and incendiary young woman whose very existence seems to depend on the destruction of the household This familys downfall peppered by stories of decadence adultery incest and madness is related through a variety of narrative devices including letters diaries memoirs statements confessions and accounts penned by the various characters Lcio Cardoso 19121968 turned away from the social realism fashionable in 1930s Brazil and opened the doors of Brazilian literature to introspective works such as those of Clarice Lispectorhis greatest follower and admirer Margaret Jull Costa has translated dozens of works from both Spanish and Portuguese including books by Javier Maras and Jos Saramago Her translations have received numerous awards including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award In 2014 she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire Robin Patterson was mentored by Margaret Jull Costa and has translated Our Musseque by Jos Luandino Vieira

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief Author Emlyn Williams
ISBN-10 0330020889
Release 1992-06-01
Pages 384