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It is as though Rosa is exploring whether or not human beings can come to terms with the state of ignorance into which they are born, and how such a coming to terms must be accomplished. The English title refers to a later episode in the book involving an attempt to make a deal with the Devil.

Canon de la narrativa universal del siglo XX This is another profound symbol of what it means to be human: After postponing for 4 years, he finally assumed his position only in Quotes from The Devil to Pay Riobaldo and the other men passionately desire to go out of the building to kill the horses out of mercy, but they know that they will also be killed. Best of World Literature Translator secondary author some editions confirmed.

M Way rated it it was ok Dec 24, The two start a profound friendship full of homoerotic undertones. Rosa was himself from the Minas Gerais state within this area of the country, and in addition to his profession as a writer, he worked there as both a doctor and diplomat. It is one thing to support a war, for example, from the winning side; quite another to be against that side. The hours were endless. Jeffrey Ward rated it it was ok Jul 13, In a poll of noted writers conducted by the Bokklubben World Librarythe book was named among the top books of all time.


Matt Jakubowski introduced Jerzy Pilch’s latest novel, available next year. I’ve fallen in love with Riobaldo. In the fight, Diadorim kills Hermogenes, but is in turn killed.

The Devil to Pay in the Backlands by João Guimarães Rosa (1 star ratings)

Edit to localize it to your language. At two-hundred feet I could put a bullet in the socket of a tin candle-holder.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Veredas Portuguese for “Great Backlands: But let them do it behind my back. Passos show 10 more. What Rosa does whith the language in incredible! Some people consider this to be the Brazilian equivalent of Ulysses. And there is a summary of the story in Wikipedia: For other uses, see The Devil to Pay disambiguation. Most of the book’s spirit is however lost in translation, as the Portuguese original is written in a register that is both archaic and colloquial, making it a very difficult book to translate.

A Dark Dream of Life: The Devil to Pay in the Backlands by João Guimarães Rosa

Only few English readers know it. I speak Portuguese but would love to have the English version for my friends and family who don’t speak the language.

It’s taken me a month to read half the book and that’s where I’ve quit. Andrew rated it did not like it May 03, Guimaraes Rosa died at the summit of his diplomatic and literary career. Did I feel pity? Ouma rated it did not like it May 21, Riobaldo, who has mused on the nature of the devil intermittently since the beginning of the book, tries to make a pact with the devil.

And the relashionship between Riobaldo and Diadorim the most poetic in all literature; quite like that in Shakespeare’s sonets.


The Devil to Pay in the Backlands

Omar Gonzalez Pena rated it it was ok Dec 24, Lists with This Book. The combination of its size, linguistic oddness and polemic themes caused a shock when it was published, but now it is considered one of the most important novels of South American literature.

Still a child, he moved to his grandparents’ house in Belo Horizonte, where he finished primary school. The ot effect of the narrative is that of a trail of memory spiraling away into the ether, the narrator of the novel parsing over this trail in order to examine more deeply philosophical questions of great significance.

Ahmad rated it did not like it Sep 20, Paulo Henrique rated it did not like it Mar 31, Later he became a civil servant through examination. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Antonio rated it it was ok Mar 15, The Devil to Pay in the Backlands 4.

Published by Alfred A. Jennifer rated it did not like it Dec 01, As a result, the victorious army splits in two, Riobaldo staying with the current leader, Medeiro Vaz. The original title refers to th Lively reminiscences of bandit warfare in the sertao, the still primitive Brazilian back country, told by a wise, retired outlaw chief.

When this happens, Riobaldo mounts a challenge and takes command of the band, sending Ze Bebelo away. Retrieved from ” https: Hans Schellekens rated it did not like it Oct 06,