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) used to be a Brazilian novelist such a lot identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the root of movies that had distribution within the English conversing international. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in response to 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"), was once released with trouble, yet quickly it received praised through the critics.
Sobre o livro:
José Lins do Rego tinha paixão por futebol e, neste romance, o leitor vai saber dos bastidores do jogo, os negócios rendosos, sua política e politicalha. Joca é o personagem significant, saído do inside do Rio de Janeiro, de origem extremamente pobre, acaba conseguindo fama e dinheiro no futebol carioca. A narrativa gira ainda em torno de três famílias de camadas sociais diferentes e seus destinos trágicos.
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The Green Man (1969) is a novel of the supernatural, The Riverside Villas Murder (1973) an imitation of a classic detective story. Amis's enthusiasm for I. *Fleming's work expressed itself in The James Bond Dossier (1965) and Colonel Sun (1968), published under the pseudonym of Robert Markham. Russian Hide-and-Seek (1980), a 'melodrama', is set in the 21st cent, when England is being ruled by the Russians. Stanley and the Women (1984) was followed by The Old Devils (1986), which won the *Booker Prize.
The form was favoured by *Horace, and imitated in English by *Swinburne, *Tennyson ('Milton: Experiments in Quantity') and other poets. Alchemist, The, a comedy by *Jonson, performed by the King's Men 1610, printed 1612, by many considered the greatest of his plays. Lovewit, during an epidemic of the plague, leaves his house in Blackfriars in London in charge of his servant Face. The latter, with Subtle, a fake alchemist and astrologer, and Dol Common, his consort, use the house as a place for fleecing a variety of victims.
Returning to Paris he entered the Franciscan order and continued to teach theology, becoming the first member of this new order to hold the chair of theology there. He wrote glosses on the Sententiae of *Peter Lombard. According to R. *Bacon the Summa Theologica which goes under his name was not by him but put together by other Franciscan theologians, partly drawing on his teachings. It influenced the Italian-born theologian Bonaventura (1217-74), who refers to it in 1250, and Alexander is important as evidencing a distinct Augustinian-Franciscan philosophical tradition in the first half of the 13th cent.