Terça-feira, 02 de Junho de 2020

Publication of Eden-Brazil by Moacyr Scliar

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A Tagus Press, editoria do Centro de Estudos e Cultura Portugueses da Universidade de Massachusetts Dartmouth, anuncia a publicação de Eden-Brazil por Moacyr Scliar, traduzido por Malcolm N. McNee.


Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announces the publication of Eden-Brazil by Moacyr Scliar, translated by Malcolm N. McNee. 

Adamastor is a freshly divorced, frustrated bureaucrat, trying to reinvent his life. Richie is a young, struggling actor. Together with Ernesto, a rakish, expat Argentine showman, they create Eden-Brazil, an ecotourism destination in a stunning swath of coastal rainforest. Inspired to provide visitors with the ultimate return to nature, they decide to stage the biblical story of the Garden of Eden, complete with Adam, Eve, snake, apple, the works. But recreating an earthly paradise as something more than another roadside attraction is no easy feat. In this charming, tragicomic tale, Moacyr Scliar employs his signature humor and talent for crisp storytelling, weaving together a playfully serious parable of environmentalist ideals clashing with the realities of local politics, global consumer culture, and competing visions of authentic nature. 

"Scliar’s voice is a fresh one, his artistic roots as firmly fixed in Jewish tradition and mythology as they are in Brazil’s literary history."—The Washington Post

“One of Brazil’s most celebrated novelists and short-story writers”—The New York Times

Moacyr Scliar(1937–2011) was one of Latin America’s most important contemporary writers, and his novels and stories were awarded numerous prestigious literary prizes and published in over 20 countries. Malcolm K. McNee is associate professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies at Smith College. 

Eden-Brazil is volume 7 of the Brazilian Literature in Translation Series, edited by Dário Borim and Cristina Mehrtens.

To purchase Eden-Brazil, please visit the University of Massachusetts Press website by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Mario Pereira, Executive Editor, at mpereira6@umassd.edu.

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