Infância

Infância

Graciliano Ramos


About the author:

Graciliano Ramos was once greatly one of an important Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He used to be a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a baby Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, suffering from poverty and critical 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, country of Alagoas, to reside along with his father and in 1927 he was once elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first ebook, Caetés. many years later he was once jailed by means of the Getúlio Vargas govt, on a cost that was once by no means made transparent. His reports in penitentiary could turn into a different own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" type of writing and the clash among the identification and the area are the numerous marks of his works.

About the booklet (in Portuguese):

Infância foi publicado em 1945. O livro percorre um período que vai dos dois anos do narrador até a puberdade. Sua construção acompanha os passos do autor, redescobridor de seu mundo de menino nordestino, repleto de lembranças dolorosas.
Num misto de imaginação e memória, o retrato de sua meninice revela o desprezo pela criança como sujeito social, na passagem do século XIX para o XX, onde o autor deixa perceber claramente a severidade como instrumento mais eficaz para o modelo de educação aí vigente.
Graciliano esboça um quadro de nossa história dos costumes, em que uma ética pedagógica grosseira surge identificada com práticas punitivas contra crianças.

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