By Rachel de Queiroz
About the writer (from Goodreads):
Raquel de Queiroz (November 17, 1910 – November four, 2003) used to be a Brazilian writer and journalist.
Rachel was once born on 17 November 1910 in Fortaleza, capital of the northeastern kingdom of Ceará. in the course of her early life, her kin spent a few years in Rio de Janeiro and Belém ahead of relocating again to Fortaleza.
She begun her profession in journalism in 1927 lower than the pen identify "Rita de Queiroz". She entered nationwide highlight with the unforeseen good fortune of her debut novel O Quinze in 1930. She released different 3 novels sooner than relocating to Rio, in 1939. She was once additionally well known for her cronicas, brief topical newspaper pieces.
In 1964 she turned Brazil's consultant to the UN and in 1977 she grew to become the 1st lady author to go into the Academia Brasileira de Letras. She gained the Camões Prize (1993) and the Prêmio Jabuti.
She died of middle assault in her condominium in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro on four November 2003, approximately weeks earlier than her 93rd birthday.
Sobre o livro:
Rachel de Queiroz se consagrou como um dos grandes nomes na narrativa longa brasileira a partir da publicação do romance O Quinze, em 1930. A antologia de textos curtos A casa do Morro Branco, no entanto, vem provar que a autora também dominava perfeitamente a arte dos contos e crônicas. São 14 histórias na qual a autora expõe todas as características que marcaram obras renomadas como João Miguel, Caminho de pedras, As três Marias e Memorial de Maria Moura: análises literárias da existência humana, em seus aspectos políticos e pessoais. É um relançamento que dá continuidade ao resgate pela Editora José Olympio da obra de Rachel e de outros autores.
“Só conheço o lugar de vista. Como disse, tem um morro; não um grande morro alto, desses que mais parecem montanhas de verdade – e, pensando bem, são realmente montanhas”, escreve a autora na crônica que dá nome ao livro. “O de lá period antes uma colina, ou isso que nós no Nordeste chamamos de ‘alto’, ou ‘cabeço’.
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He was uncomfortable, and so he stepped into the room and closed the door behind him and Rhiannon knew no way to say no to her father. When Alice opened the door Rhiannon was crying softly, and Alice looked and after a moment Alice screamed and screamed and Howard got up from the bed and tried to smooth it all over but Rhiannon was still crying and Alice was still screaming, kicking at his crotch, beating him, raking at his face, spitting at him, telling him he was a monster, a monster, until at last he was able to flee the room and the house and, until now, the memory.
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A Casa do Morro Branco by Rachel de Queiroz