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Graciliano Ramos used to be generally one of crucial 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, affected by poverty and critical 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, country of Alagoas, to dwell along with his father and in 1927 he was once elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first ebook, Caetés. many years later he used to be jailed by means of the Getúlio Vargas govt, on a cost that was once by no means made transparent. His reviews in detention center might develop into a different 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 area are the numerous marks of his works.

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O que impulsiona os personagens é a seca, áspera e merciless, e paradoxalmente a ligação telúrica, afetiva, que expõe naqueles seres em retirada, à procura de meios de sobrevivência e um futuro. Apesar desse sentimento de transbordante solidariedade e compaixão com que a narrativa acompanha a miúda saga do vaqueiro Fabiano e sua gente, o autor contou: "Procurei auscultar a alma do ser impolite e quase primitivo que mora na zona mais recuada do sertão... os meus personagens são quase selvagens... pesquisa que os escritores regionalistas não fazem e nem mesmo podem fazer ...porque comumente não são familiares com o ambiente que descrevem...Fiz o livrinho sem paisagens, sem diálogos. E sem amor. A minha gente, quase muda, vive numa casa velha de fazenda. As pessoas adultas, preocupadas com o estômago, não tem pace de abraçar-se. Até a cachorra [Baleia] é uma criatura decente, porque na vizinhança não existem galãs caninos". VIDAS SECAS é o livro em que Graciliano, visto como antipoético e anti-sonhador por excelência, consegue atingir, com o rigor do texto que tanto prezava, um estado maior de poesia.

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Remue-toi avec impétuosité... plus... plus encore, si tu veux que je te compare à la vengeance de Dieu ; allonge tes griffes livides, en te frayant un chemin sur ton propre sein... c’est bien. Déroule tes vagues épouvantables, océan hideux, compris par moi seul, et devant lequel je tombe, prosterné à tes genoux. La majesté de l’homme est empruntée ; il ne m’imposera point : toi, oui. Oh ! quand tu t’avances, la crête haute et terrible, entouré de tes replis tortueux comme d’une cour, magnétiseur et farouche, roulant tes ondes les unes sur les autres, avec la conscience de ce que tu es, pendant que tu pousses, des profondeurs de ta poitrine, comme accablé d’un remords intense que je ne puis pas découvrir, ce sourd mugissement perpétuel que les hommes redoutent tant, même quand ils te contemplent, en sûreté, tremblants sur le rivage, alors, je vois qu’il ne m’appartient pas, le 46 droit insigne de me dire ton égal.

Par conséquent, une seule fois encore, je veux te saluer et te faire mes adieux ! Vieil océan, aux vagues de cristal... Mes yeux se mouillent de larmes abondantes, et je n’ai pas la force de poursuivre ; car, je sens que le moment venu de revenir parmi les hommes, à l’aspect brutal ; mais... courage ! Faisons un grand effort, et accomplissons, avec le sentiment du devoir, notre destinée sur cette terre. Je te salue, vieil océan ! Chant I, Strophe 10 On ne me verra pas, à mon heure dernière (j’écris ceci sur mon lit de mort), entouré de prêtres.

Il s’est retiré ! 53 – Je ne sais comment cela se fait ; mais, je sens les facultés humaines qui se livrent des combats dans mon cœur. Mon âme est inquiète, et sans savoir pourquoi ; l’atmosphère est lourde. – Femme, je ressens les mêmes impressions que toi ; je tremble qu’il ne nous arrive quelque malheur. Ayons confiance en Dieu ; en lui est le suprême espoir. – Mère, je respire à peine ; j’ai mal à la tête. – Toi aussi, mon fils ! Je vais te mouiller le front et les tempes avec du vinaigre. – Non, bonne mère...

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