A morte de Quicas Berro D'agua / A descoberta da America pelos Turcos



Joaquim Soares Da Cunha, Fonctionnaire M Rite, Bon P Re Et Bon Poux, D Cide De Tout Abandonner Pour Parcourir Les Rues De Bahia, D Laissant Les Conventions Sociales Pour S Adonner Aux Joies Du Vagabondage Il Devient Ainsi Quinquin La FlotteA morte de Quicas Berro D'agua / A descoberta da America pelos Turcos

Jorge Amado de Faria was a Brazilian writer of the Modernist school He was the best known of modern Brazilian writers, his extensive work having been translated into some 30 languages and popularized in film, notably Dona Flor and her Two Husbands, in Portuguese, Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos in 1978 His work dealt largely with the poor urban black and mulatto communities of Bahia Wikipedia Jorge Leal Amado de Faria Itabuna, 10 de agosto de 1912 Salvador, 6 de agosto de 2001 foi um dos mais famosos e traduzidos escritores brasileiros de todos os tempos Integrou os quadros da intelectualidade comunista brasileira desde o final da primeira metade do s culo XX ideologia presente em v rias obras, como a retrata o dos moradores do trapiche baiano em Capit es da Areia, de 1937.Jorge o autor mais adaptado do cinema, do teatro e da televis o Verdadeiros sucessos como Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos, Tenda dos Milagres, Tieta do Agreste, Gabriela, Cravo e Canela e Tereza Batista Cansada de Guerra foram cria es suas A obra liter ria de Jorge Amado 49 livros, ao todo tamb m j foi tema de escolas de samba por todo o Pa s Seus livros foram traduzidos em 80 pa ses, em 49 idiomas, bem como em braille e em fitas gravadas para cegos.Jorge foi superado, em n mero de vendas, apenas por Paulo Coelho Mas em seu estilo o romance ficcional , n o h paralelo no Brasil Em 1994, a sua obra foi reconhecida com o Pr mio Cam es wikipedia

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  • A morte de Quicas Berro D'agua / A descoberta da America pelos Turcos
  • Jorge Amado
  • 09 January 2019

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  1. says:

    Quincas Wateryell s double life, his wife and children prayed for him after he called them vipers and, without so much as a glance over his shoulder, walked out of his respectable middle class home forever And to think, such an obedient, meek husband and father, a former exemplary employee of the State Rent Board the derelicts, tramps, hobos, gamblers and prostitutes in the squalid neighborhoods of his second life all loved him, their first and foremost shinning star of seedy bar and sailor sk Quincas Wateryell s double life, his wife and children prayed for him after he called them vipers and, without so much as a glance over his shoulder, walked out of his respectable middle class home forever And to think, such an obedient, meek husband and father, a former exemplary employee of the State Rent Board the derelicts, tramps, hobos, gamblers and prostitutes in the squalid neighborhoods of his second life all loved him, their first and foremost shinning star of seedy bar and sailor skiff Quincas great great grandfather was a captain and Quincas could feel the sea in his blood , through ten glorious years of carousing, marathon card games, rum drinking and thousands of debaucheries, their leader, Daddy, great pal and hero would spin his new life around a squalid flophouse where he would occasionally crash in his bare, dingy room furnished with sagging, moth eaten cot leader and pal, Daddy and hero did I previously mention his roles If so, it bears repeating , his arms always spread wide, embracing down and outers against all odds, his open heart, his warm smile, rum fueled fire sparkling in his eyes all this is noble, splendid, spirited, liberating and caused his family endless embarrassment and shame A friend recently wrote me saying how another world renowned author from Brazil couldn t hold a candle to the storytelling of Jorge Amado It s hard to argue with this statement since Jorge s nearly thirty novels, astonishing literary masterpieces loved by millions of readers, from intellectuals and esteemed critics to workers in the field, prove Jorge to be among the world s foremost storytelling giants And please do not underestimate this Jorge Amado novella under review its less than one hundred pages containsheer energy, excitement and euphoria, joy and jubilance than an entire shelf of works many times its length penned by a good number of other authors The spirit of wild, intoxicated Dionysius has an undeniable presence on every single page If you are not yet acquainted with the author, this little gem is the perfect place to imbibe some Jorge Amado storytelling splendor Set your spirit free

  2. says:

    The Double Death of Quincas Water Bray is about hypocrisy of relatives, sincerity of buddies and listlessness and sangfroid of the dead It is literally heavy with irony.When a man dies he is reintegrated into his most authentic respectability, even having committed the maddest acts when he was alive Death, with its unseen hand, erases the stains of the past and leaves the dead man s memory gleaming like a new cut diamond.In some strange way the tale reminded me ofTortilla Flatby John The Double Death of Quincas Water Bray is about hypocrisy of relatives, sincerity of buddies and listlessness and sangfroid of the dead It is literally heavy with irony.When a man dies he is reintegrated into his most authentic respectability, even having committed the maddest acts when he was alive Death, with its unseen hand, erases the stains of the past and leaves the dead man s memory gleaming like a new cut diamond.In some strange way the tale reminded me ofTortilla Flatby John Steinbeck but it was muchsardonically wicked.There they all were now, in silence on one side the family of Joaquim Soares da Cunha daughter, son in law, brother, and sister and on the other side the friends of Quincas Water Bray Swifty put his hand into his pocket and felt the frightened frog, as though he wanted to show it to Quincas With a movement that looked like ballet, the friends drew back from the coffin and the relatives drew closer Vanda cast a glance of reproach at her father Even in death he preferred the company of those ragamuffins.Some people want to forget their dead at once and for the others they become a byword

  3. says:

    22 6 20Lol, pretty good I m actually really excited to readof his work, in particular Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands 28 2 20Found this one, when I was looking forclassics outside of the Western canon You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website 22 6 20Lol, pretty good I m actually really excited to readof his work, in particular Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands 28 2 20Found this one, when I was looking forclassics outside of the Western canon You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website

  4. says:

    Death, with its unseen hand, erases the stains of the past and leaves the dead man s memory gleaming like a new cut diamondA line from the book.Quincas Water Bray, a disreputable, card playing, dipsomaniac, dies in his miserable Bah an hovel with holes in his socks and grease on his stitched up vest Because he was once an upstanding citizen and a doting father, his daughter wants revelations of his ignominious ways swept under the carpet to avoid embarrassment She favours a discreetDeath, with its unseen hand, erases the stains of the past and leaves the dead man s memory gleaming like a new cut diamondA line from the book.Quincas Water Bray, a disreputable, card playing, dipsomaniac, dies in his miserable Bah an hovel with holes in his socks and grease on his stitched up vest Because he was once an upstanding citizen and a doting father, his daughter wants revelations of his ignominious ways swept under the carpet to avoid embarrassment She favours a discreet funeral without fanfare.His notorious yet loyal friends, though, only know him as a much loved local legend The drunkards, vagabonds, prostitutes, brawlers and gamblers mourn his passing by drinking themselves into a sentimental stupour while Quincas smiles in his coffin.And so the scene is set for the shabby old hedonist to enjoy his last hellraising hurrah with the aid of his inebriated amigos.And the rumbustious ending to the rogue s colourful life is pleasingly fitting, perhaps even poetic The sincerity of his true friends brought a smile to my face and left me with a warm glow in my heart Additional note this is a very brief tale not even a novella and at only 90 pages long, you might feel it doesn t justify the cost

  5. says:

    This novella is like a small cup of Italian espresso condensed in under a hundred pages the whole flavor of the rather long winded account of Dona Flor, the essence of living in the tropical city of Bahia, the double pull in opposite directions of respectability and lust for life, the fight for the memory of man who died twice, ten years apart view spoiler actually, with a little help from his friends and a wave of the magic realism wand of the author, Quincas rises from his coffin and dies This novella is like a small cup of Italian espresso condensed in under a hundred pages the whole flavor of the rather long winded account of Dona Flor, the essence of living in the tropical city of Bahia, the double pull in opposite directions of respectability and lust for life, the fight for the memory of man who died twice, ten years apart view spoiler actually, with a little help from his friends and a wave of the magic realism wand of the author, Quincas rises from his coffin and dies a third time by the end of the novella hide spoilerJoaquim Soares de Cunha, of good family an exemplary employee of the State Bureau of Revenue, with a measured step, a closely shaved chin, a black alpaca jacket, and a briefcase under his arm someone listened to with respect by his neighbors as he rendered his opinions on politics and the weather, never seen in any bar, with only a modest drink of cachaca at home,decides at the age of fifty that he has had enough of his respectable life, of his sourpuss wife Dona Otacilia, his boring daughter Vanda and her dumb fiance Leonardo So he leaves it all behind and starts a new life among the lowlifes and crooks of the city This is his first death, at least according to his former family, who refuse to recognize him in his new persona of Quincas Water BrayIt was as if a dead man had risen from his tomb to cast a stain on his own memory lying drunk in the sun at the height of the morning near the Rampa de Mercado, or, filthy and ragged, leaning against some greasy cart by the steps of the church of Pilar, or even singing in a hoarse voice on the arms of black and mulatto streetwalkers along the Ladeira de Sao Miguel A horror Quincas is so popular and loved in the poor markets, the docks and the red district that he becomes a Bahian celebrity, featured in newspaper stories, poems and songs sung at street corners and in bars When, after ten long years of destitute lifestyle, Quincas finally kicks the bucket, his long suffering family hopes they will get a chance to clear his name and give him a decent burial, something that his former neighborhood could be proud of Because nobody wants to speak ill of the dead, right All those nasty rumors and gossip are nothing but fake news , rightThe dead man s family his respectable daughter and his proper son in law, a civil servant with a promising career Aunt Marocas and his younger brother, a merchant with modest credit in the bank says that the whole tale is nothing but a gross bit of counterfeit goods, the invention of inveterate drunkards and lowlifes on the margin of society and the law, rogues whose surroundings ought to be the bars of a jail cell and not the freedom of the streets, the waterfront of Bahia, its white sand beaches and its immense night So they descend on the dismal lodgings where the former Joaquim lies in rags on a bed without sheets and start planning the most conventional of wakes and funerals It is up to Quincas closest friends on the street Sparrow, Bangs Blackie, Corporal Martim and his paramour Quiteria Goggle Eye to come and save him from the fate he tried to cheat ten years agoThe word on the street, or one of the words, was that Quincas Water Bray a nickname he earned, we hear, when after having taking a drink of water he had thought was cachaca, he then spat it out and shouted about as if he d just swallowed poison felt his respectable life was a living death that in leaving it, he became his free and natural and joyful self Before he left them, his family only saw in him the provider of money for their respectable life, a mule chained to the cart of their easy journey through life, a man without dreams or hopes or passions Even in his death, they areconcerned with what the neighbors will think than with the wishes of the deceasedThe truth is that Joaquim began to figure in their lives only on that absurd day when, after labeling Leonardo a blockhead , he stared at her and Otacilia and out of nowhere threw into their faces, Vipers And with the greatest of calm in the world, as though he were simply carrying out some exceedingly banal act, he left and never came back So the fight is on, between life as chore and life as a tropical carnival, between Joaquim and Quincas, between being respected and being loved As I said, I found the story very similar in content with Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands and I would quote evenfrom the scandals surrounding the life of Quincas Water Bray if I could without spoiling the lecture of future readers Quincas is brother from a distance with other misfits that grace the favorite shelves on my library, right next to Steinbeck s Sweet Thursday or Akira Kurosawa s Ikiru When my own time will come, I hope I will be remembered with a song and drink, with some laughter and a scandal or two An old sailor without a sea and without a ship, corrupted on land but through no fault of his own For he had been born to the sea, for hoisting sails and controlling the tiller of skiffs, conquering the waves on stormy nights

  6. says:

    Novella is an overstatement for the length of this book, about 50 normally formatted pages But it is a gross understatement of the epic scope and depth of humanity it portrays The main character, Joaquim Soares da Cunha or Quincas Water Bray, is dead for the entire book But he is also fuller andalive than most fictional creations.The plot is simple enough Quincas, dubbed the king of the tramps of Bahia by the newspapers, is found dead A formerly respectable civil servant, he has s Novella is an overstatement for the length of this book, about 50 normally formatted pages But it is a gross understatement of the epic scope and depth of humanity it portrays The main character, Joaquim Soares da Cunha or Quincas Water Bray, is dead for the entire book But he is also fuller andalive than most fictional creations.The plot is simple enough Quincas, dubbed the king of the tramps of Bahia by the newspapers, is found dead A formerly respectable civil servant, he has spent the last decade drinking rum, gambling, consorting with prostitutes, and living under a different name apart from his family His respectable daughter, brother, and their spouses claim the body and prepare it for a respectable burial But then his tramp friends come, take the body out for one last night on the town, pour liquor down its throat, carry it around as if its drunk, refer to it as if its alive, and ultimately it chooses to jump off a boat and be buried at sea.But in the course of this, reflected through the perceptions and memories of others, you get a glimpse of a larger than life charismatic figure in the slums and the contradictory ways in which he is viewed and processed by two sets of people Plus it is also humorous and humane albeit not exactly in a laugh out loud sort of a way

  7. says:

    One of my first books read which are authored by a Brazilian writer, this novel turned out to be so, so good It can be considered a crash course in creative writing how to make a character taking bad and selfish decisions be amazingly relatable and easy to sympathize with A man walks out on his family to lead the life of a homeless bum and you totally get why and cheer him on, by the time the book is over.There is also the matter of his double death spoiler alert I think it s the true mark One of my first books read which are authored by a Brazilian writer, this novel turned out to be so, so good It can be considered a crash course in creative writing how to make a character taking bad and selfish decisions be amazingly relatable and easy to sympathize with A man walks out on his family to lead the life of a homeless bum and you totally get why and cheer him on, by the time the book is over.There is also the matter of his double death spoiler alert I think it s the true mark of a literary genius the way Amado constructed those scenes Even though the character seems to have come alive and talks and moves and so on, the way his movements are described has an amazingly insidious quality that allows you to interpret that all of it was the fantasy of drunkards carrying a corpse around It s so ambiguous that it could really go either way Amado is praised for the way he works class consciousness into his writing, and you see why The way he describes the common man from the poor classes in the Bahia region is amazing You get an entire palette of motivations, lifestyles and attitudes from just one short and rather linear story Chapeau

  8. says:

    originally published in 1959, the year after amado s nearly flawless masterpiece gabriela, clove and cinnamon, the double death of quincas water bray a morte e a morte de quincas berro d guais a slim, sprightly affair a folk novella with rich, colorful characters it is an amado, after all , double death is set in the brazilian author s home region of bahia and follows the family and friends of the notorious title character after he passes away and subsequently unpasses away although but originally published in 1959, the year after amado s nearly flawless masterpiece gabriela, clove and cinnamon, the double death of quincas water bray a morte e a morte de quincas berro d guais a slim, sprightly affair a folk novella with rich, colorful characters it is an amado, after all , double death is set in the brazilian author s home region of bahia and follows the family and friends of the notorious title character after he passes away and subsequently unpasses away although but the slenderest of romps, a tale in which amado s storytelling savvy is given scant room in which to flourish, the vibrant charm often found in the late novelist s work is still present with lush settings, blithe characters, and a surreal plot, the double death of quincas water bray is a brief but boisterous affair the street noises came in through the open window, multiple and merry the sea breeze put out the candles and drifted over to kiss quincas on the cheek the light spread out over him, blue and festive a victorious smile was on his lips as quincas settled himself better in the coffin. in a new translation from the portuguese by the esteemed gregory rabassa garc a m rquez, cort zar, machado, vargas llosa, lobo antunes, et al

  9. says:

    The way he writes is compelling The descriptions are enough to make you feel you are where the story is I liked the plot, but sometimes I felt the book just went on and on, but not really going anywhere I didn t know it was a magic realism book, so it was a pleasant surprise.

  10. says:

    A delicious lagniappe an almost perfect bit of Amado s magic.Some characters are familiar from other stories but i never tire of his hilarious archetypes His distaste for those who take themselves too seriously is ticklish wisdom.

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