The Celebration (2020)

The Celebration Ivan Ângelo The Celebration In the early morning of March in Belo Horizonte Brazil the annual birthday celebration of a prominent and wealthy young artist is taking place and a train docked in Plaza Station filled wit
  • Title: The Celebration
  • Author: Ivan Ângelo
  • ISBN: 9781564782908
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
The Celebration Ivan Ângelo In the early morning of March 31, 1970 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the annual birthday celebration of a prominent and wealthy young artist is taking place and a train docked in Plaza Station filled with starving, drought stricken migrant workers seeking relief gets turned away by the authorities, sparking a riot From these seemingly unrelated events, Ivan Angelo s remarkaIn the early morning of March 31, 1970 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the annual birthday celebration of a prominent and wealthy young artist is taking place and a train docked in Plaza Station filled with starving, drought stricken migrant workers seeking relief gets turned away by the authorities, sparking a riot From these seemingly unrelated events, Ivan Angelo s remarkable debut novel connects and implicates the lives of a complex of characters spanning three decades of tumultuous social and political history in twentieth century Brazil But with the central event the celebration missing, the reader is thrust into the middle of an intricate puzzle, left to construct the story from the evidence that accrues in a range of comic, unnverving, misleading and tragic episodes.
The Celebration Ivan Ângelo

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  1. Troy

    Celebration is an odd book, set up like a puzzle, with the book s pivot or cusp the party conspicuously missing It is a book with a hollow middle You, the reader, have to reassemble the book s events and put them in the proper order In a way, it s like reading disjointed articles from newspapers, society pages, short stories and magazines, and trying to figure out how and why all of them are connected And they are connected, but the connection, the party, is missing.The first half of the book is [...]

  2. Michael Baumgartner

    Der Autor n hert sich dem Ereignis auf vielf ltige Weise Er erhellt mit Zitaten aus B chern und Zeitungsberichten die Hintergr nde der Flucht der Landarbeiter und die Biographie des Organisators des Fluchtversuchs, der eine bewegte Vergangenheit als Guerillero hat Darauf werden in kurzen Dialogen und Erz hlungen die Beteiligten in f r sie charakteristischen Lebenssituationen dargestellt So schildert er die Kindheit des homosexuellen Veranstalters des Festes mit der besonderen Vaterbindung Eine w [...]

  3. the gift

    this is the first brazilian book i read that was not amado as other reviewers are accurate in describing the novel structure see Troy , all i can add is how strongly i enjoyed this book, though some of that might just be sentimental i read this about the stage i first got interested in postmodern work, about the age others might read something like joyce, of modernists, though the others i had read at this time were robbe grillet and mishima brazil as a place fascinates me the way all the inform [...]

  4. Lori Lammert

    The second chapter of my dissertation is about this novel It is considered one of the best, if not the best, novel of the dictatorship from Brazil This is true experimental fiction The structure is very unusual and surprising

  5. Freestewart

    This was another book that just blew me away Like Bread and Wine, I m afraid to pick it back up because I m afraid it won t be as good the second time around.

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