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Ciranda de pedra

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Na magnífica casa de Natércio, que Virgínia visita semanalmente, há num recanto frondoso do jardim, uma fonte dentro de uma roda formada por cinco anões de pedra. Ela efabula que essas cinco figuras são as suas irmãs, Bruna e Otávia e os amigos Afonso, Letícia e Conrado. Porém, Virgínia sente o peso da rejeição junto dessa família idealizada. Por isso, ao descobrir quem é...more
150 pages
Published 2008 (first published 1954)
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Gabriela Azevedo
Amazing story, every brazilian should be proud of this book, it's a masterpiece from the great Lygia Fagundes Telles.
This heavy drama softened by a touching writing describes a girl who suffered a lot during her childhood and becoming a beautiful smart woman, doesn't realize how special she is, and decide to leave her family and who she loves for new perspectives.
A book I will definitely keep in my shelve forever.
Ke Huang
Maybe because I read this book in class, but I found it a bit too elliptical. Still, I liked how the descriptions were mostly impressionistic, and not just infused with melodrama.
Ana
Jun 26, 2010 Ana rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes a good story with a solid main character
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Rating: 3,5 stars

An amazingly involving novel that got me on the skin of the main character. First, as a child, filled with doubts and fear; and then as a young lady, bent-out on revenge after deciding that nothing had changed.
We see it all through her eyes, blinded by her views and that is where the book prevails.

The problem, for me, was the ending. I just found it extremly disastisfying.
Ana Campanha
A primeira parte deste livro é sensacional! Virgínia é uma personagem forte, interessante, tocante. Mas a segunda... que decepção... não conseguiu manter o mesmo tom do início e começou a perder muito tempo com interações cansativas. Não que a história não seja boa.. é ótima.. os demais personagens que não chamam a atenção. Uma pena.. se fosse somente pela primeira parte, este livro seria nota máxima!
Craig
Uma história oblíqua mas que pude seguir melhor do que «As Meninas». As romances tão psicológicas são difíceis entender na minha língua segunda mas para ter certeza não desgosto o livro.
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Lygia Fagundes Telles (born April 19, 1923) is a Brazilian novelist and short-story writer. She was born in São Paulo and is one of Brazil's most important living writers.

Her first book of short stories, Praia Viva (Living Beach), was published in 1944. In 1949 got the Afonso Arinos award for her short stories book O Cacto Vermelho (Red Cactus). Among her most successful books are Ciranda de Pedra...more
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“Think of something useless, and that's probably what I'll be doing. Listen, Virginia, we need to love the useless. We need to raise pigeons without a thought of eating them, plant rose bushes without expecting to pick roses, write without aiming at publication. We need to do things without expecting benefits in return. The shortest distance between two points may be a straight line, but it's in the curving paths that the best things are found. . . . We must love the useless, because there is beauty in uselessness.” 9 likes
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