By José Lins do Rego
About the writer (from Goodreads):
José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist so much identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the root of movies that had distribution within the English talking international. besides Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. based on Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins used to be "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), was once released with trouble, yet quickly it obtained praised by way of the critics.
Sobre o livro:
A 100° edição de Menino de Engenho é a primeira obra de José Lins do Rego que ganha novo projeto gráfico. Esta nova roupagem recupera as renomadas ilustrações de Santa Rosa e oferece ao leitor textos de apoio assinados por grandes nomes da literatura brasileira.
O romance de estreia de José Lins do Rego apresenta fortes traços autobiográficos. A obra relata a vida no Engenho Santa Rosa, com suas desigualdades e a permanência de traços da escravidão. O lirismo é uma das principais características de Menino de Engenho, que abrange a infância e a adolescência de Carlinhos, personagem important do livro.
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Horizon of the plain, When Dalang appeared on the 76 A Soul in Bondage the woman and children, with their eyes shaded from ~e sun with their hands, were all looking in his direc- tion ·. He was. carrying a game animal almost as long as himself, his gun barrel shining behind above his head. "Oh! What a big river-deer," his oldest son, Tashi Dawa, commented. · "Doesn't look like a river-deer . It's more like a yak,'' the second son Tashi Nyima said. " the youngest son asked. · "Stop talking nonsense!
What he was carrying on his shoulder was a dying man covered with blood. His blood oozed onto Dalang's back, staining it red. "Had I known he was dying, I wouldn't have carried him all the way up here· I am not a master of celestial funerals . '' He dumped the dead body by the tent and seated himself on_ the grass , gasping for breath. He was already in his fifties, and was beginning to feel his age. At the foot of the mountain, while he was hiding behind the rocks, he had watched a fierce battle between a band of robbers and caravan of traders.
They remained there with no clothes on, bathing their strong bodies in the crystal flood of light. They stood listening, transported by the sound that came from nowhere. "You see, we are not lonely ," Dalang said, warmly holding the woman ' s cool and slippery shoulders in his arms . "Moun t Zela is like the Divinity in Heaven. It has bestowed much on us. There are lives around us and the spirit presents itself everywhere·: It is always with us, above our heads, under our feet. Why do we need to see it with our eyes?
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