The World as Truth and Representation – Volume II, Artur Shopenhauer Translated by Jair Barboza Editora Unesp, 808 pages

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By Ligia Braslauskas

The World as Truth and as Representation – Volume II
Artur Shopenhauer, Translation by Jair Barboza, Unesp Publisher, 808 pages

The World as Truth and as Representation – Volume II, Artur Shopenhauer, Translation by Jair Barboza, Editora Unesp, 808 pages

TRECHO

“Love and hate completely falsify our judgment: in our enemies we see only faults, in our loved ones, pure merits and even their faults seem worthy of appreciation. A similar occult power is exercised by our prejudice (…)”

AUTHOR

With his savory and ironic style, the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) decisively influenced some of the great writers and thinkers of the 19th and 20th centuries, such as Nietzsche, Tolstoy, Machado de Assis, Freud, Einstein, Jung, Thomas Mann and Becket. .

the dead father

Donald Barthelme, Translation by Daniel Pellizzari, Rocco, 240 pages

TRECHO

The Dead Father, Donald Barthelme,
Translation by Daniel Pellizzari, Rocco, 240 pages

"There was many men, I won't deny it, were like flies in the honey. I tried to love them. One damn difficulty. I had a harpoon in the window. He followed them one by one with his crosshairs as they walked down the street with their ridiculous dignity. I never shot but I could have done it (…)”

AUTHOR 

Barthelme (1931-1989) is one of the kings of so-called literary postmodernism (the others would be John Barth and Thomas Pynchon). He is mainly known for his short stories, most of them published in the magazine The New yorkers.

Seneca and Stoicism

Paul Veyne, Translation by André Telles, Three stars, 280 pages 

Seneca and Stoicism
Paul Veyne, Translation by André Telles, Três Estrelas, 280 pages

TRECHO

"Everyone men, victims of one another, live far from nature, in error, in illusion. Not that the Stoics think them bad: their doctrine is more medicine than morality; they find, however, that men are literally mentally ill (…).”

Born in Cordoba, Seneca (AD 1-AD 65) was not only the greatest philosopher of his time but also an important businessman, senator of Rome, and tutor to Nero. This book tells his story and analyzes his writings in the light of contemporary sensibilities.

AUTHOR

A Inverted Dialectic and Other Essays, published in 2014, began the publication of the historian's essay, which now continues with this collection of texts about the country, dealing with independence to the world crisis. Finally, two statements by the author. 


Brazil - History, Texts and Contexts

Emilia Viotti da Costa, Unesp, 352 pages

Brazil - History, Texts and Contexts
Emilia Viotti da Costa
Unesp, 352 pages

TRECHO

"The mythical heroes that populated the imagination of primitive man, saints, medieval knights, kings and nobles, characters from medieval ballads and chronicles or from the 'Ancient Regime' were replaced, in modern times, by national heroes.”

Archaeologist and historian, Veyne (France, 1930) is one of the great specialists in Greco-Roman antiquity. He has several books released in Brazil, among them The Bread and the Circus, Sex and Power in Rome and Foucault, his Thought, his Person.

AUTHOR

Emília Viotti da Costa, from São Paulo, was a professor at USP when she was retired by AI-5, in 1969. Author of several important books, such as
From Colony to Senzala
, has taught at US universities such as Tulane, Illinois, and Yale.

Euphoria

Lily King, Translation by Adriana Lisboa, Globo Livros, 248 pages

Euforia, Lily King, Translation by Adriana Lisboa, Globo Livros, 248 pages

TRECHO

"IT IS I need to pay much more attention to everything else when the words are not understood. And when we reach understanding, a lot falls apart. You then trust your words, and the word is not always the most reliable thing in the world.”

AUTHOR

With a degree in Creative Writing and English Literature, the author did extensive research on Mead, Reo Fortune, her then-husband, and Gregory Bateson, as well as studying the anthropology of the time. The mentioned tribes and their customs cross elements fictional and real.

My Good Night

Ruy Castro, letter company, 512 pages

TRECHO

My Good Night
Ruy Castro, Companhia das Letras, 512 pages

“In 1962, Nelson Gonçalves was between chaos and abyss. His life had become regulated by marijuana, cocaine (he had at home, for personal use, never less than a hundred grams) and medicines (…) The traffickers visited him in eight or nine at a time.”

AUTHOR 

Rigorous in his research, never forgetting his grace, the author, known for Chega de saudade, about Bossa Nova, created a “songography” with the sambas-canção mentioned in the book and others, in addition to a complete discography and filmography. The edition also features several period images.

 

botchan

Natsume Soseki, Translated by Jefferson José Teixeira, Freedom Station, 184 pages

botchan
Natsume Sōseki
Translation by Jefferson José Teixeira
Freedom Station, 184 pages

TRECHO

“The water glistened strangely under the intense sun. She could dazzle anyone who stared at her. When I inquired of one in charge of the ship, I was informed that this was the place of my disembarkation (…) Someone must have been making fun of me.”

AUTHOR

Alongside Ogai Mori (1862-1922), Soseki was a renovator of Japanese literature. Already with I am a cat, 1905, the former English teacher won over audiences and critics. botchan it was written a year later and carries the same satirical spirit as the previous novel.

History of the Rain

Carlos Henrique Schroeder, Record, 160 pages

TRECHO

History of the Rain
Carlos Henrique Schroeder
Record, 160 pages

“In India, when a puppet becomes very old and no longer used, a small ritual is performed at sunset and it is immersed in a river and carried in procession. But Arthur was not an old doll, and he could swim very well. He died four blocks from his apartment.”

AUTHOR

Schroeder, born in 1975, is a writer, screenwriter, literary critic and editor. your storybook Certainties and Words received the Clarice Lispector Award from the National Library Foundation, and her novel The Elective Fantasies will be adapted for film.

 

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