By Graciliano Ramos
About the author:
Graciliano Ramos was once commonly 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, tormented by poverty and serious 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, kingdom of Alagoas, to reside together 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 way of the Getúlio Vargas govt, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His reports in prison may turn into a distinct own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" kind of writing and the clash among the identity and the realm are the numerous marks of his works.
About the ebook (in Portuguese):
Marco do romance moderno brasileiro, "Angústia" é a expressão máxima do embate, entre a subjetividade do escritor e a realidade objetiva é sempre opressora, que se revela na figura de um pequeno funcionário e sua consciência de condenado à mediocridade.
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Angústia by Graciliano Ramos