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Author Cardoso, Lúcio, 1913-1968, author.

Title Chronicle of the murdered house / Lúcio Cardoso ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa & Robin Patterson ; biographical note by Benjamin Moser.

Publication Info. Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2016.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 River Valley DL Adult Fiction - RVLG-7  FIC CARDO    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 592 pages : map, table ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "The book itself is strange-part Faulknerian meditation on the perversities, including sexual, of degenerate country folk; part Dostoevskian examination of good and evil and God-but in its strangeness lies its rare power, and in the sincerity and seriousness with which the essential questions are posed lies its greatness."--Benjamin Moser, from the introduction. Long considered one of the most important works of twentieth-century Brazilian literature, Chronicle of the Murdered House is finally available in English. Set in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, the novel relates the dissolution of a once proud patriarchal family now represented by Timoteo, a gay scion who wanders the ancestral mansion dressed in his mother's clothes. This downfall, peppered by stories of decadence, adultery, incest, and madness, is related through a variety of narrative devices, including letters, diaries, memoirs, statements, confessions, and accounts penned by the various characters. Lúcio Cardoso (1912-1968) turned away from the social realism fashionable in 1930s Brazil and opened the doors of Brazilian literature to introspective works such as those of Clarice Lispector-his greatest follower and admirer."-- Provided by publisher.
Language Translated from the Portuguese.
Subject Families -- Brazil -- Minas Gerais -- Fiction.
Gay men -- Brazil -- Minas Gerais -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Literary.
FICTION -- Classics.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- South America.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Gay men. (OCoLC)fst00939117
Brazil -- Minas Gerais. (OCoLC)fst01207403
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Psychological fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726481
Psychological fiction.
Added Author Costa, Margaret Jull, translator.
Patterson, Robin, translator.
Moser, Benjamin, writer of introduction.
Added Title Crônica de casa assassinada. English
Other Form: Online version: Cardoso, Lúcio, 1913-1968. Chronicle of the murdered house. Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2016 9781940953519 (DLC) 2016024405
Standard No. 40026721048
ISBN 9781940953502 (paperback)
1940953502 (paperback)

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