Os Velhos Marinheiros ou o Capitão de Longo Curso

Os Velhos Marinheiros ou o Capitão de Longo Curso[KINDLE] ❄ Os Velhos Marinheiros ou o Capitão de Longo Curso ❦ Jorge Amado – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Το μυθιστόρημα αυτό πρωτοδημοσιεύτηκε σε ενιαία αρχικά έκδοση μαζί με τη νουβέλα Ο πρώτος και ο δεύτερος θάν Το μυθιστόρημα αυτό πρωτοδημοσιεύτηκε σε ενιαία Marinheiros ou Kindle Ô αρχικά έκδοση μαζί με τη νουβέλα Ο πρώτος και ο δεύτερος θάνατος του Κινίνου του Μπέκρου υπό τον τίτλο Οι παλιοί ναυτικοί δύο ιστορίες από την προκυμαία της Μπαΐας με έναν από τους μακρύτερους τίτλους στην ιστορία της λογοτεχνίας Ο Ζόρζε Αμάντο περιγράφει την άφιξη κάποιου Βάσκο Μοσκόζο στο Περιπέρι προάστιο του Σαλβαδόρ της Μπαΐας και τον τρόπο με τον οποίο εξελίσσεται σιγά σιγά σε διασημότητα του τόπου Os Velhos PDF or χάρη στις θαλασσινές του ιστορίες Αφήγηση φανταστικών ή βιωμένων περιπετειών αποτύπωση της ακαταμάχητης έλξης που ασκεί στους ανθρώπους η θάλασσα απολαυστικό λαϊκό αφήγημα με παράξενους και χαριτωμένους ήρωες όλο φιλοδοξίες κατορθώματα επιθυμίες ζήλιες και πάθη Ο καπετάν Βάσκο Μοσκόζο ντε Αραγκάο αποτελεί κορυφαία στιγμή στο έργο του Ζόρζε Αμάντο συμπυκνώνοντας υπέροχα ένα κομμάτι του πολιτισμού και της ζωής της Βραζιλίας Ένα βιβλίο που κουβαλάει μαζί του τα χρώματα το άρωμα και τους ήχους των παραλίων Velhos Marinheiros ou PDF ✓ της Μπαΐας Πρόκειται για ένα κείμενο που όπως λέει ο ίδιος ο Αμάντο στον τίτλο του κεφαλαίου πρέπει να διαβάζεται με μουσική υπόκρουση το Μπαρκάρισμα σ' ένα καράβι του Βορρά του Ντοριβάλ Καΐμι. Amado was a Grand Old Man of Brazilian literature 1912 2001 perhaps best known for Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands and Gabriela Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado l Summary Study Guide Sailor is like another work I’ve reviewed Shepherds of the Night In Sailor we are in a coastal retirement community in Brazil Into the community comes a new resident a retired sea Captain who has a thrilling story for every round of drinks And the Captain is always the hero Everyone in this town has time on their hands and they drink all day so the community immediately divides up into his believers and those who think he is an impostor simply full of crap As we learn early in the book put your money with the latter group The Captain’s big secret is that he began life feeling humiliated that everyone he hung out with had some kind of credential doctor lawyer engineer – so he found a way to change that Of course the captain ends up getting put to the testWe get a lot of skepticism and sarcasm about politicians scholars and priests “ elections are always rigged” There are prostitutes a lot of food and drink a lot of kibitzing pro and con about the “Captain” And we have an incredibly intrusive narrator who appears in sections with titles such as “In which the oaf of a narrator reappears trying to foist a book on us” and “allow me to interrupt the account” It’s a fun romp with a lot of local color of Brazil Where is the truth please tell me in the tiny reality of each of us or in the immense human dream?Jorge Amado is a Brazilian Steinbeck and Home is the Sailor is his Cannery RowCaptain Vasco Moscoso de Aragao regales his suburbanite neighbors with tales of his adventures on the high seas and in exotic ports of call around the world The white haired captain is certainly a master mariner Or is he?This novel is presented here as an amateur historian's narrative of events that occurred over thirty years in the past The fictional narrator says he seeks out the truth the naked truth the Divine Light that illuminates all in his research and seeks to strip off the veils spun by fantasy in his historical telling of Captain Vasco's taleThe story does not move in a straight line It rambles and detours The reader meets any number of characters who are presented for the sheer joy of the author's telling of their stories Some patience may be reuired Home is the Sailor though is one of my favorite novels It's funny It's charming It's told as a folk take It's a paean to fiction and storytellingThe fictional narrator claims he seeks the objective and dispassionate truth but then he admits the truth we seek with such obstinacy and fury the world over is not something to get in to bed with 020911 first book by amado since reading that twayne lit crit awareness of comic satiric writing i liked it but was not too surprised how the narrator interrupts the characters choose sides the story works out i guess i was waiting for it ready for it so missed that moment of surprise though there is mounting tension about how exactly it will come to reward our sympathetic character does a comic tale that ends happily have less resonance than a tragedy? well it was pleasant and the cheeky moral without morals does even include our slippery narrator too It was not only chance that caused the publication of two short novels in the same book The Death and Death of uincas Berro D'Agua and the story The Complete Truth on the Discussed Adventures of Commander Vasco Moscoso de Aragão Captain of Long Course They are texts that maintain an individual connection between them because in both the background is the sea and the characters of the two novels refuse to dull daily life universal and ruled Both reject boredom work routine family etc Their goals do not include common sense The experience they choose unruly unconventional and eccentric is in the last analysis the centre of the adventure The Death and Death of uincas Berro D'água is one of Jorge Amado's most literary works mixing something fantastic humour with an amazing and unusual picaresue intrigue The Death of uincas Berro D'água is the cause of a great struggle that of the family wanting to preserve the memory of the true uincas Berro D'Água and the bohemian companions They prepare the true wake of the friend organizing a party that ends in the sea where uincas ends up buried as a sailor The story of Commander Vasco Moscoso an orphan allergic to the world of work enriched by inheriting his grandfather's inheritance from his father ends up gaining a long term captain's diploma despite the influence of some famous bohemians Have even flown a raft His alleged competence as a navigator is a source of discord He called to Bethlehem to replace the commander of a ship which had died The crew greets him because he does not accept it Moscoso manages to manoeuvre the vessel carrying all the boats in the harbour When he can bring it in he orders that they tie up all the moorings It became mockery in the port area no one until that date had so tied a ship That night however there is a gigantic storm never seen in the port of Belém On the uay only one ship resists It is that of Vasco Moscoso now a reason for all admiration and praise as an example of prudence As has become routine for me with Amado's novels it seemed to take forever to get my reading up to speed in Home Is the Sailor As in every earlier novel of his though I came to the end feeling I had been told an informative and entertaining taleThe eponymous sailor Vasco Moscosco de Aragao had never sailed a ship in all of his 60 years He was the son of a Brazilian businessman and raised by his grandfather in the city caring nothing for business or hard work Wealthy and gregarious he made friends in high places His only sorrow in life was that he had no title no rank no degree He was only Mr de AragaoOr so the story goes The book's narrator calls himself a historian while he is in fact a lowly journalist in a town of retirees whose lover is the whore of a rich man When Captain Vasco Moscosco de Aragao arrives in town calling himself a Master Mariner he instantly becomes the most popular man around due to his exciting tales of adventure on the oceans of the world The former most popular townsperson becomes jealous and challenges the truth of the Captain's claimsOur narratorhistorian takes it upon himself to get to the bottom of the conflict and the reader is the beneficiary as his findings are related Twists and turns cliffhangers and Amado's signature humor all come together in the second half of the novel which I read at four times the speed as I did the first halfIt could have been that I am not Brazilian that Portuguese is difficult to translate that Amado's sentences are eerily similar to William Faulkner's or that I have been reading so much contemporary fiction I don't care what caused my trouble It was worth reading and the theme is oddly contemporary Captain de Aragao Master Mariner was a certain kind of self made man composed of his past his connections his dreams and his gift for enjoying life As Amado says to us on the final pageDoes truth lie in the everyday events the daily incidents in the pettiness and vulgarity most people's lives are composed of or does the truth have its abode in the dream it is given us to dream to free our sad human condition? Well well well a very interesting dig on the writing of history written in a very tongue in cheek fashion in the words of a narattor who on account of his words were trying to write an amateurish historical study of the Captain the protagonist to submit for the contention of a prize Amado's construction of this book is basically founded on two pararrel narratives the narrator and the Captain each with his own live events finally converging into some aposteriori conclusions All through the pages I was subjugated by the blatant irony and the merry comedy which Amado infused into his text laced with social comments of Brazil at that time A fresh unaffected novel this one is ^^ Loved it enjoyed it totally engrossed It seems stupid even to me to have a bookshelf labelled Latin American but the reason I do so is bc 11 yrs ago I organized a Latin American Festival at Chatham College that stimulated me to read a shitload of Latin American novels so I tend to lump them all together not w any sortof nationalizing intentions but geographiclingualwhatever Anyway it never ceases to amaze me how many great Latin American novelists there are This is the 1st one I've read by Jorge Amado whose Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands was very popular This ISN'T magic realism let's get that out of the way not every Latin American novel is magic realism that's just become a pseudo critical catchphrase It IS fanciful though The basic story is of a man who poses as a retired sea captain in order to 'enoble' himself the trouble he gets into as a result There's a general philosophical thrust here most or all of the characters are deluded in some way or another The original Portuguese title translates as The Old Seamen or the Seafaring Captain I read this book in Romanian translation which or less kept to the original title and namesComandante Vasco retires after a life as a ship captain and settles down in Periperi a small coastal town Soon he becomes something of a local hero enchanting the people with his adventures on the high seas and his collection of navigation instruments However Chico Pacheco an elderly local suspects that Comandante Vasco is making his stories up He asks around in Salvador and finds out that Vasco has never been a sea captain; he got his license and medals with fraud in his uest for vanityOr so Pacheco claims The town becomes divided there are those who support Comandante Vasco while others believe Chico Pacheco's version Then a series of adventures makes it uite clear for the reader which one is the authentic story but a twist at the end makes every character firmly believe the oppositeThe narrator makes an interesting conclusion the truth value of a claim story idea etc does not matter as long as it improves human condition I guess most readers will disagree at first but if you think about it there is some truth in that though Vasco's story was probably not the best one to make the point At some point I was certain I would give a 2 star rating to this book but alas the ending is so beautiful and touching my rating jumped to 4 starsThis books has Amado´s usual problems and I have read 11 books by him misogynysm manicheism whores are incredible people rich people are evil priests are a bore men who like whores are great house wives are devils etc anyway the main character and the story as a whole tells us than the usual socialist talk It deals witht dreams vs reality stories vs facts And the way he uses the language is amazing He is a master of Portuguese Jorge Amado was he died a few years ago probably the most famous modern Brazilian novelist and one of my favourite storytellers His novels are generally set in and around Ilheus capital of the state of Bahia and the place where Amado was bornThis book which I just read for the first time was thoroughly enjoyable as I knew it would be The theme of the story seems to be the definition of truth or the accountability of deceit or something like that; maybe it's just a story about an imposter who misleads a whole town for the sake of vanity

Os Velhos Marinheiros ou o Capitão de Longo Curso
  • Paperback
  • 374 pages
  • Os Velhos Marinheiros ou o Capitão de Longo Curso
  • Jorge Amado
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • 22 June 2016
  • 9789602565896