Ebook book O testamento do Sr Napumoceno da Silva Araújo – and–rey.us
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chronologically but continues with his nephew s and his illegitimate daughter s view of his life which but continues with his nephew s and his illegitimate daughter s view of his life which them look at their own As befits a study of the human condition it is by turns sad and unny successful and regretful absurd and glorious
*Bookray Wwwbookcrossingcomjournal7416296 Received 16th February 2011I Found This A Sad *wwwbookcrossingcomjournal7416296 Received 16th February 2011I Fearless (Nashville Nights, found this a sad of a man who basically wasted all the chances in his life toind himself happiness by not acting on his eelings or acting too late He could have married Dona Chica and had a happy amily life but was too worried about his reputation He did family life but was too worried about his reputation He did the lady Novelas de Isabel Allende from Dakar but she left him with uite another legacy which he also delayed dealing with He missed his moment with Dona Joia postponing his letter too long and being in any case too tentative and the mysterious Ad lia was notree when he wanted her and by the time she was he was no longer interested I Dreams Made Flesh (The Black Jewels, found this book when planning a holiday in Cape Verde and read it whilst away Knowing some basicacts about the country definitely helped contextualise the novel and being there made it come to life This novel is touching humorous and thought provoking It explores how we see ourselves versus how others see us by the end of it I didn t eel I d grasped a truth about the protagonist Sr Napumoceno da Silva Ara jo and I suppose that s the point It also left me with a vivid impression of Cape Verdean life The Last Will Testament of Senhor da Silva Ara jo reminded me of Gabriel Garc a M ruez in its sweeping portrait of a life and some slightly magical elements eg the 10000 umbrellas although I wouldn t call it magical realismI d like to read other books by Germano Almeida but unfortunately I don t think any others have been translated into Englis. Ate an illegitimate child such is the lot of poor self critical Señor da Silva A bit like Calvino's Mr Palomar in his attention to protocol and in his terror of life's passions; a bit like Svevo's Zeno a little pompous a little old ashioned and often hapless Señor da Silva moves along a deliciously blurry line between arce and tragedy a self important buffoon becomes a ully human even tragic igure in the arc of this hilarious and touching novel translated into Spanish German French Italian Dutch Norwegian Swedish and now at last English. N t recommend this one On to something better and good riddance to it With hesitation I picked up this book It s on my list of books to read around the world and this story is set in Cape Verde
*I M Always A Hesitant When *m always a bit hesitant when works that were translated rom Portuguese The stories are and somewhat romantic but always lacking They seem incomplete maybe something got lost in translation In this book by Germano Almeida we learn that the protagonist Senhor Napumoceno has died His only nephew and business partner Carlos eagerly awaits to inherit everything owned by his uncle But the will
Of Senhor Napumoceno Turns Out To Be A Memoir Divulging Senhor Napumoceno turns out to be a memoir divulging his secrets including that of an illegitimate daughter GarcaThe sentences in this book were unbelievably long and one can easily get lost in them Luckily I managed to get into the Becoming Violet flow of the story and just let the tide carry me all the way to the end It s not a long book anyway Like most lusophone literaturerom Africa this one reminded me a lot of Latin American magical realism and its unstructured and unreasonable way of narration I m glad I read this but at the same time unsure what the message of this book is denn was bringt es dem Menschen allen Reichtum der Welt zu erlangen wenn er seine Seele verliert Kein Vermoegen ist so gross dass es unseren Frieden ersetzen koennte In his Serial Killer Quarterly Vol.2 No.7 Psychotic Killers final years did Senhor da Silva Ara jo write his will or his memoir Either way it takes several hours to read and comes as a big shock to his nephew and presumed heir not to mention something of a scandal in wider Cape Verde societyIt is an examination of a life lived decisions madeor good or ill the conseuences of those decisions and a soul laid bare It starts with the story of Senhor da Silva Ara jo s life as he looks bac. Ut when Señor da Silva's 387 page Last Will and Testament is read aloud; a marathon task on a hot afternoon which exhausts reader after reader; there's eye opening news and not just or the smug nephew so certain of inheriting all Señor da Silva's property With his will Señor da Silva leaves a memoir that is a touching web of elaborate self deceptions He desired so ardently to prosper to be taken seriously to join perhaps if they'll have him the exclusive Grémio country club and most of all to be a good man And yet shady deals twists of .
In this novella a rich businessman Napumoceno da Silva Araujo has just died leaving a surprising will everyone assumed the straitlaced old bachelor led an abstemious life da Silva Araujo has just died leaving a surprising will everyone assumed the straitlaced old bachelor led an abstemious life it turns out he had
His Share Of Sexcapades Theshare of sexcapades The is set in Cape Verde an island nation off the west coast of Africa but ittingly perhaps as the islands were Finn Family Moomintroll first settled by the Portuguese reads like a Latin American novel than an African one with its Portuguese names single paragraphs that span multiple pages and obsessiveocus on OMG SEXThe story is told mostly through Napumoceno s eyes relating the events of his life as he wrote about them We ALSO SEE MARIA HIS SECRET ILLEGITIMATE see Maria his secret illegitimate as she learns about the man she never knew was her The Glass Palace father and befriends the nephew who d assumed himself to be the heir There is not any strong plotline to provide an organizing principleor these reminisces The translation is Something Like Fate fluid though the writing isn t always as clear as it could be The characters get some development but never really grabbed me though there are a couple of good scenes The writing is not especially visual but does provide some sense of the society in Cape Verde in the middle decades of the twentieth century One particular episode bears mentioning Maria is the daughter of Napumoceno s one time cleaning lady who one day happens to be wearing a skirt in Napumoceno savorite color Unable to restrain himself he pounces on and rapes her despite her resistance I couldn t make this stuff up y all She s not happy but by the next day she is totally over it and they then have a consensual relationship I have to say I am having trouble thinking of anything grosser in literature than books by men portraying women who don t mind being rapedSo though the opening initially grabbed me I ca. New Directions is proud to introduce the masterwork of Cape Verde's greatest living writer Germano Almeida an ironic and original tragic comedy A Gun for Sale from a new voice in African literature Everyone in Cape Verde knows Señor da Silva Successful entrepreneur owner of the island'sirst automobile a most serious upright and self made businessman Señor da Silva is the local success story Born an orphan he never married he never splurged; one good suit was good enough or him; and he never wandered rom the straight and narrow Or so everyone thought