Infância

Infância

Graciliano Ramos

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Pages: 196

ISBN: 9722107771

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


About the author:

Graciliano Ramos was widely considered one of the most important Brazilian authors of the 20th century. He was a seminal voice in the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a child Ramos lived in many cities of Northeastern Brazil, stricken by poverty and severe weather conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro where he worked as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, state of Alagoas, to live with his father and in 1927 he was elected mayor.
In 1933 he published his first book, Caetés. A few years later he was jailed by the Getúlio Vargas government, on a charge that was never made clear. His experiences in jail would become a unique personal deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, at the age of 60. His "dry" style of writing and the conflict between the id and the world are the significant marks of his works.

About the book (in Portuguese):

Infância foi publicado em 1945. O livro percorre um período que vai dos dois anos do narrador até a puberdade. Sua construção acompanha os passos do autor, redescobridor de seu mundo de menino nordestino, repleto de lembranças dolorosas.
Num misto de imaginação e memória, o retrato de sua meninice revela o desprezo pela criança como sujeito social, na passagem do século XIX para o XX, onde o autor deixa perceber claramente a severidade como instrumento mais eficaz para o modelo de educação aí vigente.
Graciliano esboça um quadro de nossa história dos costumes, em que uma ética pedagógica grosseira surge identificada com práticas punitivas contra crianças.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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