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The Resource I didn't talk, Beatriz Bracher ; translated from the Portuguese by Adam Morris

I didn't talk, Beatriz Bracher ; translated from the Portuguese by Adam Morris

Label
I didn't talk
Title
I didn't talk
Statement of responsibility
Beatriz Bracher ; translated from the Portuguese by Adam Morris
Title variation
I did not talk
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"A professor prepares to retire<U+0014>Gustavo is set to move from Sao Paulo to the countryside, but it isn<U+0019>t the urban violence he<U+0019>s fleeing: what he fears most is the violence of his memory. But as he sorts out his papers, the ghosts arrive in full force. He was arrested in 1970 with his brother-in-law Armando: both were vicariously tortured. He was eventually released; Armando was killed. No one is certain that he didn<U+0019>t turn traitor: I didn<U+0019>t talk, he tells himself, yet guilt is his lifelong harvest. I Didn<U+0019>t Talk pits everyone against the protagonist<U+0014>especially his own brother. The torture never ends, despite his bones having healed and his teeth having been replaced. And to make matters worse, certain details from his shattered memory don<U+0019>t quite add up... Beatriz Bracher depicts a life where the temperature is lower, there is no music, and much is out of view. I Didn't Talk's pariah<U+0019>s-eye-view of the forgotten <U+001c>small<U+0029> victims powerfully bears witness to their <U+001c>internal exile.<U+0029> I didn<U+0019>t talk, Gustavo tells himself; and as Bracher honors his endless pain, what burns this tour de force so indelibly in the reader<U+0019>s mind is her intensely controlled voice."-- provided by publisher
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DLC
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Bracher, Beatriz
Dewey number
869.3/5
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, translated from the Portuguese
LC call number
PQ9698.412.R33
LC item number
N3613 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Morris, Adam J.
Series statement
New Directions Paperbook
Series volume
NDP 1413
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  • Urban violence
  • Military government
  • Torture victims
  • Brazil
Label
I didn't talk, Beatriz Bracher ; translated from the Portuguese by Adam Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Brazil as Não falei by Editora 34
  • Originally published as a New Directions Paperbook (NDP1413) in 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9780811227360
Lccn
2017055978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1005684284
  • (OCoLC)1005684284
  • 985804
Label
I didn't talk, Beatriz Bracher ; translated from the Portuguese by Adam Morris
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Brazil as Não falei by Editora 34
  • Originally published as a New Directions Paperbook (NDP1413) in 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9780811227360
Lccn
2017055978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1005684284
  • (OCoLC)1005684284
  • 985804

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