Time And The Wind
Érico Veríssimo
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Feb 24, 2020 - 07:39 AM By Érico Veríssimo

A vast sprawling period novel of the minor wars that wracked Brazil from the days when its European masters gambled with their colonists affairs to the Civil Wars which turned family against family and set Republicans and Federalists at each others throats Backgrounded by these wars, the story follows the history of the Terra Cambaras, during 150 years, in the southern pA vast sprawling period novel of the minor wars that wracked Brazil from the days when its European masters gambled with their colonists affairs to the Civil Wars which turned family against family and set Republicans and Federalists at each others throats Backgrounded by these wars, the story follows the history of the Terra Cambaras, during 150 years, in the southern part of Brazil The men Mais were lusty fighters and lovers the women pulled the strings and ran their men s lives behind the scenes They bore them children, legitimate and illegitimate, and buried them when need came Bandits became respectable Foreigners, Germans chiefly, made and kept their places in the community And certain symbols stood, through successive generations, for the family the silver dagger, brought by a missionary priest, and kept in site as a reminder of a sin almost committed old pruning shears, which had cut the umbilical cords of successive new born babies the wind, destined to herald events in the family history, and the Sobrado, the great castle like mansion, which tempted and betrayed them, and housed them all, though the Cambaras had come by it through intermarriage with the Amarals, titular owners There s a kind of authenticity in the feel and mood of story and setting, in the characteristic blend of realism, superstition, violence and poetry, but the story itself seems to ride off in all directions, and the thread loses itself again and again Possibly, the shift back and forth in time, from 1745 to 1895, makes it not wholly successful in what the author aims to do, but at its close, the scattered pieces seem to fit into a whole Not always easy reading, there are moments when it recalls the traditional novels of the picaresque pattern The publishers have perhaps confidence in its sales potentials than we have, so watch it.
  • Title: Time And The Wind
  • Author: Érico Veríssimo
  • ISBN: 9780837121116
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Hardcover

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Lizzy Feb 24, 2020 - 07:39 AM
As probably my friends and those that follow me know, I am reading Foote's trilogy on the American Civil War. When I came by this translation of a Brazilian novel, Érico Veríssimo's Time And The Wind, I realized it could not come at a better time. Why?, you are going to ask. Well, this is a book I simply loved when I read it many years back - I know that I'm always telling you about the books I read in my ancient-past; but that's the good thing about growing old, we have a huge and pleasurable [...]
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Vanessa Feb 24, 2020 - 07:39 AM
One of the best brazilian books ever written!
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Stefanie Feb 24, 2020 - 07:39 AM
This has to be one of my favourite books ever. Great story, great characters and based on the real history behind immigration/colonisation in the South of Brazil.
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Time And The Wind By Érico Veríssimo A vast sprawling period novel of the minor wars that wracked Brazil from the days when its European masters gambled with their colonists affairs to the Civil Wars which turned family against family and set Republicans and Federalists at each others throats Backgrounded by these wars, the story follows the history of the Terra Cambaras, during 150 years, in the southern pA vast sprawling period novel of the minor wars that wracked Brazil from the days when its European masters gambled with their colonists affairs to the Civil Wars which turned family against family and set Republicans and Federalists at each others throats Backgrounded by these wars, the story follows the history of the Terra Cambaras, during 150 years, in the southern part of Brazil The men Mais were lusty fighters and lovers the women pulled the strings and ran their men s lives behind the scenes They bore them children, legitimate and illegitimate, and buried them when need came Bandits became respectable Foreigners, Germans chiefly, made and kept their places in the community And certain symbols stood, through successive generations, for the family the silver dagger, brought by a missionary priest, and kept in site as a reminder of a sin almost committed old pruning shears, which had cut the umbilical cords of successive new born babies the wind, destined to herald events in the family history, and the Sobrado, the great castle like mansion, which tempted and betrayed them, and housed them all, though the Cambaras had come by it through intermarriage with the Amarals, titular owners There s a kind of authenticity in the feel and mood of story and setting, in the characteristic blend of realism, superstition, violence and poetry, but the story itself seems to ride off in all directions, and the thread loses itself again and again Possibly, the shift back and forth in time, from 1745 to 1895, makes it not wholly successful in what the author aims to do, but at its close, the scattered pieces seem to fit into a whole Not always easy reading, there are moments when it recalls the traditional novels of the picaresque pattern The publishers have perhaps confidence in its sales potentials than we have, so watch it.

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