By Rachel de Queiroz
About the writer (from Goodreads):
Raquel de Queiroz (November 17, 1910 – November four, 2003) was once a Brazilian writer and journalist.
Rachel was once born on 17 November 1910 in Fortaleza, capital of the northeastern nation of Ceará. in the course of her adolescence, her family members spent a number of years in Rio de Janeiro and Belém earlier than relocating again to Fortaleza.
She started her occupation in journalism in 1927 less than the pen identify "Rita de Queiroz". She entered nationwide highlight with the unforeseen luck of her debut novel O Quinze in 1930. She released different 3 novels earlier than relocating to Rio, in 1939. She used to be additionally popular for her cronicas, brief topical newspaper pieces.
In 1964 she grew to become Brazil's consultant to the UN and in 1977 she turned the 1st girl author to go into the Academia Brasileira de Letras. She gained the Camões Prize (1993) and the Prêmio Jabuti.
She died of middle assault in her residence in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro on four November 2003, approximately weeks sooner than her 93rd birthday.
Sobre o livro:
Rachel de Queiroz se consagrou como um dos grandes nomes na narrativa longa brasileira a partir da publicação do romance O Quinze, em 1930. A antologia de textos curtos A casa do Morro Branco, no entanto, vem provar que a autora também dominava perfeitamente a arte dos contos e crônicas. São 14 histórias na qual a autora expõe todas as características que marcaram obras renomadas como João Miguel, Caminho de pedras, As três Marias e Memorial de Maria Moura: análises literárias da existência humana, em seus aspectos políticos e pessoais. É um relançamento que dá continuidade ao resgate pela Editora José Olympio da obra de Rachel e de outros autores.
“Só conheço o lugar de vista. Como disse, tem um morro; não um grande morro alto, desses que mais parecem montanhas de verdade – e, pensando bem, são realmente montanhas”, escreve a autora na crônica que dá nome ao livro. “O de lá period antes uma colina, ou isso que nós no Nordeste chamamos de ‘alto’, ou ‘cabeço’.
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You accepted on my behalf, I hope," Retief said. "By no means," Magnan said in a tone of sharp rebuke. "I have reason to believe that the prizes to which he alluded are nubile young women selected for pulchritude and but scantily attired. Imagine! " Retief said. " "Never mind, Retief. " "Let's hope so," Retief said. " As the two diplomats entered Retief s office, the communicator screen set in the ornamental bookcase crackled softly. "Ah, there you are, Mag-nan," a metallic voice said. Only one familiar with the Basuran physiognomy would have recognized the composition displayed on the picture tube as the face of a living creature.
I recall the incident," Magnan said sharply. "Disgraceful. Ambassador Longspoon, suspecting nothing, downed three cups while having a cozy chat with the Groaci military attache. Alas, far from pumping General Shish of the details of the Groaci maneuvers in the Goober cluster, the colonel divulged the details of all Terrestrial peace operations in the Arm for a five»year period, resulting not only in a number of embarrassments for Secretary Barnshingle, when nosy parkers poking about in our goodwill convoys uncovered what they claimed to be offensive weapons, but also in Secretary Barnshingle's relegation to the Jaq desk in the department over which he had once towered as chief.
A Casa do Morro Branco by Rachel de Queiroz