João Guimarães Rosa

João Guimarães Rosa


Born
in Cordisburgo, Brazil
June 27, 1908

Died
November 19, 1967


João Guimarães Rosa (27 June 1908 - 19 November 1967) was a Brazilian novelist, considered by many to be one of the greatest Brazilian novelists born in the 20th century. His best-known work is the novel Grande Sertão: Veredas (translated as The Devil to Pay in the Backlands). Some people consider this to be the Brazilian equivalent of Ulysses.

Guimarães Rosa was born in Cordisburgo in the state of Minas Gerais, the first of six children of Florduardo Pinto Rosa (nicknamed "seu Fulô") and D. Francisca Guimarães Rosa ("Chiquitinha").
He was self-taught in many areas and from childhood studied many languages, starting with French before he was seven years old.
Still a child, he moved to his grandparents' house in Belo Horizonte, where he finishe
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Grande Sertão: Veredas

4.53 avg rating — 2,652 ratings — published 1956 — 53 editions
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Sagarana

4.30 avg rating — 1,627 ratings — published 1946 — 22 editions
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Primeiras Estórias

4.31 avg rating — 996 ratings — published 1962 — 21 editions
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Manuelzão e Miguilim

4.28 avg rating — 479 ratings — published 1956 — 6 editions
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A Hora e a Vez de Augusto M...

4.06 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 1946 — 6 editions
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Tutaméia

4.44 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1976 — 6 editions
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Corpo de Baile

4.67 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1956 — 4 editions
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Noites do Sertão

4.34 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1956 — 6 editions
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Miguilim

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O Recado do Morro

3.90 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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“The master is not the one who teaches; it's the one who suddenly learns.”
João Guimarães Rosa, Grande Sertao: Veredas

“Viver - não é? - é muito perigoso. Porque ainda não se sabe. Porque aprender-a-viver é que é o viver, mesmo.”
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“Qualquer amor já é um pouquinho de saúde, um descanso na loucura.”
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