A Casa do Morro Branco by Rachel de Queiroz

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 terrorist organization 1910 in Fortaleza, capital of the northeastern kingdom of Ceará. in the course of her youth, her relatives spent a number of years in Rio de Janeiro and Belém sooner than relocating again to Fortaleza.

She started her profession in journalism in 1927 below the pen identify "Rita de Queiroz". She entered nationwide highlight with the unforeseen luck of her debut novel O Quinze in 1930. She released different 3 novels prior to relocating to Rio, in 1939. She used to be additionally well known for her cronicas, brief topical newspaper pieces.

In 1964 she grew to become 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 received the Camões Prize (1993) and the Prêmio Jabuti.

She died of middle assault in her residence in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro on four November 2003, approximately weeks sooner 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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Copyright 2009. This version released in 2013 by means of Open street built-in Media, Inc.

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