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Industrial Park

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  53 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A member of Brazil's avant-garde in its heyday, Patrícia Galvão (or, to use her nickname, Pagu) was extraordinary. Not only was her work among the most exciting and innovative published in the 1930s, it was unique in portraying an avant-garde woman's view of women in São Paulo during that audacious period.
Industrial Park, first published in 1933, is Galvão's most notable
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Paperback, 154 pages
Published December 1st 1993 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 1933)
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Nate D
Feminist minimalist portrait of class struggle in 1930s Brazil. Captures a wide-angled group image of factory life and interconnected community, all rendered down to the barest essences of sentences and dialogues. Elegant, in its way, but its total focus on leftist rhetoric makes it a rather narrow and heavy-handed, like soviet-realist writing being prescribed by the communist leadership halfway across the world at the time. Incidentally, Galvao returned from a post-writing visit to the U.S.S.R. ...more
Tuck
An interesting and rather rare novel of 1930’s Brazilian proletariat awakening. The narrative is spare, sexy, and clearly points the finger at the rich as being the oppressors, but then a girl just wants to have fun too, so between scenes, more like flashes, of degrading and hard ass work, debilitating poverty, and trying to fight back against the rich, you have going to the movies, flirting, and more, with the panther-like boys, thinking about, and maybe even scoring, that new pair of sexy shoe ...more
Chris
Stylistically unique (or “proletarian novel”), with strong accusations for the Bourgeoisie and the left. Extremely direct about the problems in poor industrial São Paulo.
In terms of creativity and social awareness, I would give it a five, though it's not really the sort of book I would choose to read again on my own.
Rachel
Através deste livro pode-se avaliar a importância de Patrícia Galvão. Sua inovação e ousadia é única.
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