Warning to the Crocodiles (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
377
Utgivningsdatum
2021-11-11
Förlag
Dalkey Archive Press
Översättare
Karen C Sherwood Sotelino
Illustrationer
Illustrations, unspecified
Dimensioner
229 x 152 x 30 mm
Vikt
613 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781943150137

Warning to the Crocodiles

Häftad,  Engelska, 2021-11-11
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Set in the aftermath of the Carnation Revolution of April 25, 1974, Antonio Lobo Antuness Warning to the Crocodiles is a fragmented narrative of the violent tensions resulting from major political changes in Portugal. Told through the memories of four women who spend their days fashioning homemade explosives and participating in the kidnap and torture of communists, the novel details the clandestine activities of an extreme right-wing Salazarist faction resisting the countrys new embrace of democracy. Warning to the Crocodiles (Exortao aos Crocodilos) has won: - Best Novel by the Portuguese Writers Association (Grande Prmio de Romance e Novela da Associao Portuguesa de Escritores) (1999) - The D. Dinis Prize of the Casa de Mateus Foundation (Prmio D. Dinis da Fundao Casa de Mateus) (1999) - The Austrian State Literature Prize (Prmio de Literatura Europeia do Estado Austraco) (2000)
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"Antunes is definitely a writer worth reading for his literary talent and his insights into Portugal's history, geography, and national character." * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> * "His themes are reminiscent of Faulkner's and Celine's, and his style is as complex as Proust's." * <b>Library Journal</b> * Hes been compared to Faulkner, Dos Passos, Garca Mrquez, Cline, Cormac McCarthy, Malcolm Lowry, Proust, Woolf, Canetti, Gogol, Camus, Cortazar, and Nabokov. The real challenge for reviewers is coming up with a new Master of World Literature Antunes hasnt been compared to. * <b>Quarterly Conversation</b> * Considered by many to be Portugals greatest living writer, Antnio Lobo Antunes' relative obscurity in the English-speaking world is something of an enigma....The author of 23 novels, and still...turning them out with unerring industriousness, Lobo Antunes is quite a big deal in Portuguese-, Spanish- and French-speaking countries. He has his illustrious champions too: George Steiner calls him a novelist of the very first rankan heir to Conrad and Faulkner; no less a canon-builder than Harold Bloom says Lobo Antunes is one of the living writers who will matter most...." * <b>The Millions</b> * Lobo Antunes sketches are alive with the poetry of the everyday, and tinged with the gentlest of self-mockery. * <b>J M Coetzee</b> * "Lobo Antunes, one of the most skillful psychological portraitists writing anywhere, renders the turpitude of an entire society through an impasto of intensely individual voices." * <b>New Yorker</b> * "[Lobo Antunes] aims, like Joyces Stephen Dedalus taking upon himself the woes of Ireland, to be a national conscience, reminding his newly Europeanized, sleekly prosperous compatriots of their shaming pasta legacy of guilt left by the dictatorship of Antnio de Oliveira Salazar, who ruled the country from 1932 to 1968, and by the brutality of his colonial regime in Africa. The Portuguese have officially chosen to forget this era of suffocating oppression, when the Catholic Church unctuously sanctified the strictures of a Fascist state. Lobo Antunes assails the moral cowardice of those who tolerated persecution or quietly collaborated with Salazars secret police, and is disgusted by Portugals recent veneer of affluence and spendthrift hedonism. A novel always reveals to us the world inside someone elses head. In the case of Lobo Antunes, that world is the size of a countrysmall and marginal, perhaps, but teeming with villainy and vice, and as crammed with wounds and festering sores as an overcrowded hospital ward." * <b>The New Yorker</b> *

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Antonio Lobo Antunes was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1942. He began writing as a child, but at his father's wishes, went to medical school instead of pursuing a career in writing. After completing his studies, Antunes was sent to Angola with the Portuguese Army. It was in a military hospital in Angola that Antunes first became interested in many of the subjects of his novels. Antunes lives in Lisbon, where he continues to write and practice psychiatry. Karen C. Sherwood Sotelino (BA Stanford; MA, PhD UC Santa Cruz), born in San Francisco, California, has translated novels by Machado de Assis, Raduan Nassar and Raul Brando . She has taught English, Portuguese and translation at Associao Alumni, So Paulo, and Stanford