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Nove Noites by Bernardo Carvalho

Nove Noites (original 2002; edition 2003)

by Bernardo Carvalho

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Title:Nove Noites
Authors:Bernardo Carvalho
Info:Companhia Das Letras (2003), Edition: 1, Paperback, 171 pages
Collections:Your library, Lus en portugais, Fiction
Tags:Amazonie, Brésil, Buell Quain, culpabilité, Joseph Conrad, homosexualité

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Nine Nights by Bernardo Carvalho (2002)



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B. Carvalho a écrit Neuf Nuits avant les trois que j'ai énormément aimés : Mongolie, Ta mère et Le Soleil se couche à Sao Paulo. Lisant celui-ci, j'ai eu l'impression de me trouver devant une sorte de double moins bien réussi de Mongolie. Au-delà de la différence univers de l'Amazonie / univers de la Mongolie, on retrouve le même type de construction mêlant réel et fiction, document retrouvé et narrations multiples. On retrouve aussi les thèmes de la folie, de l'homosexualité et de la culpabilité. S'y ajoute l'influence de Conrad et particulièrement de Lord Jim (mais aussi Au coeur des Ténèbres), influence qui existait peut-être dans les autres romans mais qui ne m'était pas apparue.
Bref, si vous ne connaissez pas cet auteur, laissez ce roman et plongez-vous directement dans ses trois autres romans nommés ci-dessus. Et si comme moi, vous les avez déjà lus, vous serez peut-être déçu comme je l'ai été ou intéressé malgré tout car l'ambiance et la construction du roman sont tout de même remarquables. ( )
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"In August 1939, a brilliant and privileged American ethnologist mysteriously commits suicide in Brazil, while studying among the tribes of the Amazon basin. He leaves behind him seven letters, suggesting different motives for his suicide: to some, he said he had contracted a terrible disease; to others, he said that he could not recover from his wife's betrayal with his own brother (but he wasn't married, and he didn't have a brother)." "Intrigued by this mystery and the fragmentary evidence that fails to explain it, the narrator sets out to discover the truth. He gradually becomes obsessed by the idea that the dead man must have left behind an eighth letter, a letter that might explain all. Slipping between fact and fiction, reality and illusion, imagination and memory, this novel charts the narrator's increasingly personal quest to discover the true fate of the young anthropologist. As the reader looks on, his search slowly drives him mad, a Marlowe haunted by the fate of his own Kurtz."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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