Banguê by José Lins do Rego

By José Lins do Rego

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José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) used to be a Brazilian novelist so much recognized for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the root of movies that had distribution within the English talking global. besides Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in response to Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins was once "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), was once released with trouble, yet quickly it bought praised through the critics.

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Terceiro quantity do chamado ciclo da cana-de-açúcar, Banguê, de José Lins do Rêgo volta a narrar a vida de Carlinhos. Dez anos após sair do Engenho Santa Rosa, ele chega à vida adulta com o desafio de encontrar um equilíbrio entre o antigo universo aristocrático onde cresceu e os novos rumos que o Brasil tomava.

Agora Bacharel Carlos de Melo, ele é chamado de volta ao engenho. No entanto, sua volta às origens não se dá de maneira fácil. Apesar de entender que sua função seria preservar os valores e costumes de seu avô, o rapaz sabe que esse mundo está em franca decadência.

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He used to go out with my sister. — I bet you wish he used to go out with you, Chrissie said bitterly. There was an embarrassed silence before Richard set us up with more tequila slammers. Chrissie had been making a fuss of Anna. She was stroking her bare arms, telling her that she was so slim and beautiful. Anna was probably embarrassed but was handling it well. I resented that fat dyke touching up my girlfriend. She became more hostile towards me as the drinks flowed, asking me how I was getting on, what I was up to.

However, the evening was not too excruciating and the meal was edible. We made small talk for the rest of the night. As we got ready to go I meekly and self-consciously gave Keith the thumbs up sign. He winked again. Valerie whispered to Fiona in the hallway, — One thing you didn't tell us, who's this super new man? — Oh gosh . . it's so strange how things work out. He's the chap from the health-care company who suggested the treat­ ment for Keith. Gosh, Val, he's such a ram. The other day he just grabbed me, threw me down on the couch and had me right there and then .

Ah wis always a bit lucky oan the bandit up there. It's probably a new one now though; but still. 53 THE LAST RESORT ON THE ADRIATIC I never supposed for the love of me that it would all be so vivid; it makes what I plan to do feel just right. I mean, I almost expect to see Joan on the boat, to just sort of run into her on deck, in the dining-room, or the bar, or even the casino. When I get to thinking about her in that way, my heart races and I feel giddy and generally have to retire to the cabin.

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