By José Lins do Rego
About the writer (from Goodreads):
José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist so much identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of movies that had distribution within the English talking international. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. based on Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins was once "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), used to be released with trouble, yet quickly it acquired praised through the critics.
Sobre o livro:
Fogo Morto, considerado a obra-prima do escritor, será lançado simultaneamente a Menino de Engenho. Esta nova edição apresenta textos, assinados por Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Mário de Andrade e pelo professor da USP, Benjamin Abdala Júnior. Publicado em 1943, o livro emblem foi aclamado pela crítica, conferindo ao paraibano Zé Lins, um lugar único em nossa literatura. “Eu hoje vou saudar Fogo morto, gostei muitíssimo. Acho mesmo que o novo romance de Lins do Rego deixou em mim o ressaibo da obra-prima”, dispara Mario de Andrade.
A temática do livro, que expõe as consequências sociais do fim do clico da cana, pode ser encontrada em outros livros do autor, mas é em Fogo Morto que a inovação narrativa aparece com mais força. Zé Lins criou três personagens que retratam a decadência e ao mesmo pace a força para a superação: o mestre artesão José Amaro, o senhor de engenho Lula de Holanda e o capitão Vitorino Carneiro da Cunha. Os três possuem o orgulho como traço comum. Estes protagonistas, somados a um elenco de coadjuvantes igualmente memoráveis, compõem um amplo espectro da sociedade brasileira na transição entre a Escravatura e a Abolição.
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While LOTI classrooms may well help add status to SR2, we can also suggest that participation in a state-sanctioned institution involving the use of Indonesian will also potentially add other signs to SR1. e. teachers) may well help enregister Indonesian with certain epistemologies. g. Errington, 1998b, 2000, 2001). In short, some of the meanings and identities that Indonesian token usage may invoke for school children include “ethnic other,” “talk about the world” (as against talk about self and interpersonal relationships), “instructions,” “authority to give instructions,” “age equals authority,” “institutional talk,” “educated talk,” “truth,” “scientific objectivity” and so on.
Abas, 1987: 116; Lowenberg, 1990; Dardjowidjojo, 1998; Sneddon, 2003: 201–2). This act of institutionalizing Indonesian as a language of wider communication between those who are ethno-linguistically different also allows for the assigning of stereotypical indexical values of “the other” or “stranger” with performances of Indonesian usage. g. , 2003). Arguably, this also provided an authoritative, though implicit, meta-pragmatic discourse about language– ethnicity relationships (Makoni & Pennycook, 2007; for some insights into this more general process as it relates to enumeration, see Appadurai, 1996: 116–18).