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A Hora dos Ruminantes

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Manirema bij het vallen van de avond – voorboden, voortekens, geluiden. Aangedragen door de wind, die rond de straathoeken speelt, het onvermijdelijke hondengeblaf en gehuil van baby’s met oorpijn of angst voor het donker. Druk confererende kikkers, ijzer slijpende krekels, vleermuizen die met grote steken zwarte lappen naaien en die over het kerkplein uitstrekken voor een ...more
106 pages
Published 1998 by Civilização Brasileira (first published 1966)
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Andrea Streva
Apr 23, 2015 Andrea Streva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Só queria deixar registrado aqui uma citação desse livro genial:

“A fala de cada um devia ser dada em metros quando ele nasce. Assim quem falasse à toa ia desperdiçando metragem, um belo dia abria a boca e só saía vento.”
Laurent
Feb 23, 2016 Laurent rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sublieme allegorie over de dreiging van het vreemde, het onbekende en het klimaat van wantrouwen dat daarmee samenhangt. Vlakbij het fictieve Braziliaanse stadje Manirema vestigt zich een groep onbekende mannen in een verlaten hoeve. Op enkele uitzonderingen na houden de mannen afstand tot de lokale bevolking, wat de meesten autochtonen als teleurstellend ervaren of op zijn minst doet fronsen. Van lieverlede is het stadje door de indringers compleet uit zijn lood geslagen, een algemene onrust do ...more
Pam
Apr 26, 2013 Pam rated it it was amazing
I read this book as a twenty-something living in Brazil (decades ago now!!). His writing is direct, familiar, and funny, making the terror of the story more real and present. I lived in Brazil during the dictatorship and the story captures the omnipresent horror of living under repression. I've loved it and remembered it all these years. Time to re-read it.
Stacia
Prior to reading the book, I read a quote that said Veiga's writing mixes rural-life naturalism & the Kafkaesque & I'd say that's a very spot-on description. Assuming his book is an allegory of life under (Brazilian) military rule, his fable-like narrative captures the underlying fear, the pressures that bear down on individuals & communities, & the sheer dread of not knowing -- not knowing what is happening, why it is happening, what your neighbor or friend is thinking, or what ...more
Adriana Scarpin
Jul 29, 2015 Adriana Scarpin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brasileira
Poxa, esse livro dava um filme da hora, né não? Desde que nas mãos de um cineasta digno, é claro. Já tentaram levá-lo às telas nos anos 70, mas não deu certo, como as camadas alegóricas do livro proporcionam diversas leituras, as possibilidades de adaptação seriam infinitas.
Anna Karol
Feb 01, 2016 Anna Karol rated it liked it
Narrativa fantástica, de fato. E político-alegórica também. Interessante, especialmente porque é um autor goiano.
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Nasceu no dia 2 de fevereiro de 1915, em Corumbá de Goiás. Mudou-se para o Rio de Janeiro, onde estudou na Faculdade Nacional de Direito. Foi comentarista na BBC de Londres e trabalhou como jornalista d’O Globo e da Tribuna da Imprensa, entre outros veículos. Aos 44 anos, estreou na literatura com Os cavalinhos de Platiplanto. Seus livros foram traduzidos para diversos países, entre eles Portugal, ...more
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