O Moleque Ricardo

By José Lins do Rego

About the writer (from Goodreads):

José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist so much recognized for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the root of flicks that had distribution within the English conversing global. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in keeping with 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"), used to be released with trouble, yet quickly it obtained praised via the critics.

Sobre o livro:

Nascido no Engenho Santa Rosa, no inside de Pernambuco, o “moleque de eito” Ricardo tinha poucas perspectivas de ascender na vida. Aos sixteen anos, inconformado com seu destino, ele make a decision fugir para Recife e começar uma nova vida longe da roça.

Na capital pernambucana, Ricardo consegue encontrar um emprego. Porém mais do que trabalhar em troca de um salário, suas novas experiências incluem a descoberta do amor e da militância política. No entanto, o que parecia uma porta para a liberdade acaba em tragédia, com a prisão do rapaz na Ilha de Fernando de Noronha.

Primeiro romance de José Lins do Rêgo escrito em terceira pessoa, O moleque Ricardo tem um distinctiveness cunho político. A trajetória do negro de engenho que busca uma nova vida na cidade, sem sucesso, reflete a lógica da cultura nordestina de que o trabalhador “alugado” tem melhor condições de vida do que o proletário urbano.

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