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Book Title: High Art|
The author of the book: Rubem Fonseca
Date of issue: August 1st 1987
ISBN 13: 9780881843439
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 444 KB
Edition: Carroll & Graf Pub
Read full description of the books High Art:Apenas a letra P, traçada a ponta de faca no rosto de uma prostituta assassinada. "Não haveria impressões digitais, testemunhas, quaisquer indícios que o identificassem. Apenas sua caligrafia."
Para decifrar essa escrita perversa, o advogado Mandrake - um dos grandes personagens da nossa literatura contemporânea - lança-se em uma frenética aventura pelo lado sombrio da metrópole, enquanto, de mão em mão, as facas cumprem sua faina silenciosa e mortal.
A Grande Arte, publicado originalmente no final de 1983, permaneceu durante meses na lista dos livros mais vendidos do Brasil. A crítica, que já tinha os contos de Rubem Fonseca em alta consideração, acolheu o romance com entusiasmo, tanto no Brasil como no exterior. "A Grande Arte" virou filme de Walter Salles em 1991, com roteiro baseado no romance de Rubem Fonseca.
Read information about the authorHe is an important Brazilian writer (novelist, short story writer and screenwriter), born in Juiz de Fora, state of Minas Gerais, but he lived for most of his life in Rio de Janeiro. In 1952, he started his career in the police and became a policy commissioner. Even though, he refuses to do interviews and is a very reclusive person, much like Thomas Pynchon, who is a personal friend of Fonseca.
His writing is pretty dark and gritty, filled with violence and sexual content, and it usually happens in a very urban setting. He says that a writer should have the courage to show what most people are afraid to say. His work is considered groundbreaking in Brazilian literature, up until then mostly focused on rural settings and usually treating cities with a very biased point-of-view. Almost all Brazilian contemporary writers acknowledge Fonseca's importance, and quite a few authors from the newer generation, such as Patrícia Melo or Luis Ruffato, say that he's a huge influence.
He started his career with short stories, and they are usually considered to be the best part of his work. His first popular novel was A Grande Arte (High Art), but "Agosto" is usually considered to be his best work.
In 2003, he won the Camões Prize - considered to be the most important award in the Portuguese language - and the Juan Rulfo Prize - award for Latin American and the Caribbean literature.
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