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Chronicle of the murdered house
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Contributors:
Costa, Margaret Jull, translator.
Patterson, Robin, translator.
Moser, Benjamin, writer of introduction.
Published:
Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2016.
Physical Desc:
xx, 592 pages ; 22 cm
Status:
Belle Cooledge
FICTION Cardoso, L.
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""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."--

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Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781940953502, 1940953502
UPC:
40026721048

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""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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Cardoso, L., Costa, M. J., Patterson, R., & Moser, B. (2016). Chronicle of the murdered house. First edition. Rochester, NY: Open Letter.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lúcio Cardoso et al.. 2016. Chronicle of the Murdered House. Rochester, NY: Open Letter.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lúcio Cardoso et al., Chronicle of the Murdered House. Rochester, NY: Open Letter, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Cardoso, Lúcio, Margaret Jull Costa, Robin Patterson, and Benjamin Moser. Chronicle of the Murdered House. First edition. Rochester, NY: Open Letter, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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