Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. FINISTERRA: Paisagem e povoamento. OLIVEIRA, Carlos de (). Published by Sá da Costa, Used / Brochado / Paperback / Broché / Quantity. The son of Portuguese emigrants to Brazil, Carlos de Oliveira was (if ‘novel’ is the write word for it), the much acclaimed Finisterra ().

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The mortgage is just the latest stage in the long-term imposition of order and structure on the dunes, the lake, and the wild grasses that make up the landscape. The livestock and other domestic animals of the pilgrims are also depicted with deviation from the norm: They don’t aspire to conveying “the big picture” but delve, rather, into the materiality and geometry of the world’s constituent parts.

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Notify me of new posts via email. The stone hardness relents, and they both float the child and the whale bone above the bilious moss, the stalks of gisandra, the lichen — these lingering afflictions.

The writer, who also painted, died in Lisbon in Carlos de Oliveira, whose prose and poetry are marked by a melancholy tone, was never carlod by the optimism of hardcore Marxism. There are no clear time indications, which often misleads the reader into thinking that the current events happened a long time ago, and, conversely, that the occurrences from the distant past are the most recent developments.

Landscape and SettlementFinisterra: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The original sin lies oiveira the first settlers, the pioneers, who more than a thousand years ago claimed the wilderness, which is now home to the family.

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It was in Coimbra that the writer went to high school and then on to university, graduating in History and Philosophy with a thesis titled Contribution to a Neo-Realist Aesthetics. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Notify me of new comments via email. Terra de Harmonia Colheita Perdida You are commenting using your Finistdrra account.

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A folder with the family papers is of some help in his task, but the key element of his probe into the reasons that brought about the ruin of olliveira house, eventually devoured by the forces of ruthless nature, is the prodigious theatre of his mind. I guarantee you that. Besides being beautifully written, this short but extremely dense novel is as enigmatic as a coded alchemical treatise.


It is hard to tell when the given scene is set and who is talking. The dialogues are unattributed and even the circumstantial evidence hinting at the speakers is scarce.

Write a customer review. English translations Guernica and Other Poemsoloveira. Whale bone, the texture of softwood, waterlogged and weatherbeaten but free of rot: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. What we do learn in spades is their approach to representing the landscape.

Uma Abelha na Chuva Fiction in Portuguese A Casa na Duna Yes, Carlos de Oliveira masterfully pulled this off long before Westworld. Share your thoughts with other customers.