Alexandre e Outros Heróis by Graciliano Ramos

By Graciliano Ramos

About the author:

Graciliano Ramos was once generally one in every of an important Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He used to be a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a toddler Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, tormented by poverty and serious climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, nation of Alagoas, to reside along with his father and in 1927 he was once elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first e-book, Caetés. many years later he was once jailed through the Getúlio Vargas executive, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His stories in prison could develop into a special own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" type of writing and the clash among the identification and the realm are the numerous marks of his works.

About the publication (in Portuguese):

"Alexandre e Outros Heróis" traz histórias folclóricas sobre heróis e grandezas - todas elas inverossímeis. Nelas, Graciliano une o actual ao imaginário, cabendo ao leitor demarcar a fronteira entre outros territórios.

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Too sharp, no way. He's fighting to get her off that slide, to get back on the high inside of the curve. Too late—too late; the tonnage behind him is tracking the cab, with that sickening greasy feel of ice. And a big concrete divider is coming up dead ahead. Panicking, he wrenches the wheel too hard, brakes screaming —and feels nightmares coming true. The rig is going to jackknife over him. There comes a forever minute of ghastliness—slow toppling, crashing, grinding—an impossible tilt. The wheel is in his gut, his forehead is wedged on the icy windshield.

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