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A professor prepares to retire—Gustavo is set to move from Sao Paulo to the countryside, but it isn’t the urban violence he’s fleeing: what he fears most is the violence of his memory. But as he sorts out his papers, the ghosts arrive in full force. He was arrested in 1970 with his brother-in-law Armando: both were vicariously tortured. He was eventually released; Armando ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 31st 2018 by New Directions (first published January 1st 2004)
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enricocioni
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
It took me a long time to finish this one! It's 150 pages of stream of consciousness, and rich in complex ideas about memory and family and education and language and who knows what else, so it requires a degree of focus that I was only able to give it the last two days, re-reading the parts I'd managed to read over the past three weeks, then finishing it, this time armed with a pencil to underline key information and ideas, as a kind of anchor. And even now, I feel like I need to read it at lea ...more
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Feb 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finally finished this book, you don't know how happy this makes me.
Anna
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Slim, but powerful. A stunning reflection on how politics seep into the personal, how every member of a given society, no matter his/her own opinions, is affected by those who resist, by those who actively support the regime, and also, by those who are indifferent.
Debbie
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
As I was reading this book, I would almost grasp it, and then I found the author went off on a different tack. Maybe, I'm not a fan of meandering books that dwell on unpleasantness and darkness.
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Aug 23, 2018 added it
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I thought the big reveal was going to be that he did talk, but the whole thing is much subtler than that: bravo.
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Beatriz Bracher é uma escritora e roteirista brasileira.

Foi uma das fundadoras da Editora 34, na qual trabalhou de 1992 até 2000. Também editou a revista 34 Letras, especializada em literatura e filosofia, entre os anos de 1988 e 1991.

Escreveu o argumento do filme Cronicamente Inviável (2000) e os roteiros de Os Inquilinos (2009, prêmio de melhor roteiro no Festival do Rio) e O Abismo Prateado (20
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