Erico Verissimo, Incidente em Antares [Incident in Antares]

Mauricio Sellmann Oliveira (Independent Scholar - South America)
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Incidente em Antares

, Erico Verissimo’s satirical novel – also his last – was published by Editora Globo during the most repressive wave of Brazil’s 1964-85 military dictatorship. Like his contemporary, Jorge Amado, Verissimo was a best-selling author in his homeland, acclaimed for his sprawling seven-volume saga

O Tempo e o Vento

[Time and the Wind, 1949-1962], which traced the history of Rio Grande do Sul, a state in Southern Brazil, across three centuries.

Incidente

presents a different type of narrative, albeit with the same type of humanistic and political view that permeated Verissimo’s previous works:

Saga

(1940) depicted the tribulations of a revolutionary fighter during the Spanish Civil War;

O Senhor Embaixador

[Mister Ambassador,1965] denounced authoritarianism and…

1958 words

Citation: Sellmann Oliveira, Mauricio. "Incidente em Antares". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 November 2015 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35646, accessed 26 May 2024.]

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