Dora, Doralina (2020)

Dora, Doralina Rachel de Queiroz Dora Doralina What kills you today is forgotten tomorrow I don t know if this is true or false because all that s real for me is remembrance In her old age Dora reflects on the major influences in her life her mot
  • Title: Dora, Doralina
  • Author: Rachel de Queiroz
  • ISBN: 9780380848225
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
Dora, Doralina Rachel de Queiroz What kills you today is forgotten tomorrow I don t know if this is true or false because all that s real for me is remembrance In her old age, Dora reflects on the major influences in her life her mother, her career in the theater, and her one true love Set in Brazil in the early part of the century, Dora, Doralina is a story about power Through her fierce resistanc What kills you today is forgotten tomorrow I don t know if this is true or false because all that s real for me is remembrance In her old age, Dora reflects on the major influences in her life her mother, her career in the theater, and her one true love Set in Brazil in the early part of the century, Dora, Doralina is a story about power Through her fierce resistance to her mother and her later life as a working woman and widow, Doralina attempts to define herself in a time and culture which places formidable obstacles before women Married off by her mother to a man she does not love, told what to wear and eat, Dora s reclaiming of herself is full of both discovery and rage For her, independence is the right to protect herself and make her own choices From a life confined by religion and respectability, even her passionate attachment to a hard drinking smuggler contains an act of free will previously unavailable to her Dora, Doralina is an intimate, realistic, and vivid glimpse of one woman s struggle for independence, for a life in which she owns her actions, her pleasure, and her pain.
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  1. Sara

    I have been wracking my brain for about 5 years now, trying to remember the name of a Brazilian book I read in the 90 s I Googled the subject, no luck Until today This book stayed with me even if the title author didn t so I am giving it 4 stars.What I remember the sad life of a wealthy woman in the early 20th century with an absolutely horrible mother and a horrible marriage She runs off to join a theater troupe and meets the love of her life Eventually her life circles back to the plantation s [...]

  2. Ben Loory

    i have read worse books in my life many, MANY worse books A Prescription for Love, for one i have read stupider books, like stephen king s The Dark Half i have read irritating books, books that made me want to MURDER the author miranda july s No One Belongs Here More Than You Stories and of course just plain silly, pointless, ineffectual commercial bullshit ken follett s Code to Zero, for one unremarkable example but never before in my entire life have i read a book this BORING this DULL, UNIMA [...]

  3. Selene

    I m a big fan of Brazilian literature And when I saw this book at the back of my grandparent s bookshelf, I was immediately intrigued.I think it was the lackluster cover, but I didn t expect much from it, considering the other big names in Brazil But let me say, I was pleasantly surprised.Another reviewer suggested that the language is very plain and the narrative recounts things in a very straightforward manner This is true, but I think perhaps the translation to English has something to do wit [...]

  4. Alison

    novel about Brazil in the 30 s and 40 s very interesting reads like an autobiography in three sections of a woman s life this is the second book by this author I have read and I will keep on the lookout for .

  5. Tom

    Another book I moved from house to house for 40 years on the theory that I would read it again someday Someday arrived and it was worth all the moves.

  6. Maria

    I had to slog through this book in college I was writing a paper on Marianismo and Machismo in Latin American Literature, or something like that All I remember about it was that the mother was strict, or a nag, the titular Dora resents her and her husband had an affair with her mother I think Otherwise, everything else is a blur I don t even remember that this book was set in Brazil I do remember an old, antiquated tomb of a house by the sound of the description, I felt trapped, or maybe it s ju [...]

  7. Katrinka

    Either I missed something or the author did The book started out alright, but by the end, I wasn t sure what the point was.

  8. Lilly

    This was a very interesting read Family, Love, Sadness, Adventure and Death all meet at the end No matter how much Dora didn t want to be like Senhora, at the end, that is what she became.

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