September 23, 2010

Brazil 50


The top 50 Brazilian novels of the previous century, as chosen by a panel of eight experts from Rio and São Paulo.

The list was compiled by Rio's weekly magazine Manchete in 1998.

This link gives a brief description of each book:

http://www.mafservicos.com.br/arquivos/Top%2050%20em%20separados.htm

The top 3 novels are:

Grande Sertão: Veredas by João Guimarães Rosa
Macunaíma by Mário de Andrade
Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma by Lima Barreto

I tried to track down the titles of English translations. Those I found online were given below the titles in Portuguese. It appears that some 12 books remain untranslated. I'm not sure I found everything, so I welcome any correction.


TOP 50 BOOKS FROM BRAZIL:


1. Grande Sertão: Veredas, João Guimarães Rosa
The Devil to Pay in the Backlands, trans. James L. Taylor and Harriet de Onís

2. Macunaíma, Mário de Andrade
Macunaíma, trans. E.A. Goodland

3. Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma, Lima Barreto
The Patriot, trans. Robert Scott-Buccleuch

4. São Bernardo, Graciliano Ramos
São Bernardo, trans. Robert Scott-Buccleuch

5. O Tempo e o Vento, Érico Veríssimo
Time and the Wind, trans. L. L. [Linton Lomas] Barrett

6. Memorial de Maria Moura ("Memoirs of Maria Moura"), Rachel de Queiroz

7. Menino de Engenho, José Lins do Rego
Plantation Boy, trans. Emmi Baum

8. Fogo Morto ("Dead Fire"), José Lins do Rego

9. Memórias Sentimentais de João Miramar, Oswald de Andrade
[?]Sentimental Memoirs of John Seaborne, trans. Ralph Niebuhr and Albert Bork

10. Vidas Secas, Graciliano Ramos
Barren Lives, trans. Ralph Edward Dimmick

11. Angústia, Graciliano Ramos
Anguish, trans. L. C. Kaplan

12. Esaú e Jacó, Machado de Assis
Esau and Jacob, trans. Elizabeth Lowe

13. O Coronel e o Lobisomem ("The Colonel and the Werewolf"), José Cândido de Carvalho

14. O Quinze ("1915"), Rachel de Queiroz

15. A Bagaceira, José Américo de Almeida
Trash, trans. R.L.S-. Buccleuch

16. Quarup ("Quarup—Indian ceremony for the dead"), Antônio Callado
Quarup, trans. Barbara Shelby

17. O Encontro Marcado, Fernando Sabino
A Time to Meet, trans. John Procter

18. O Amanuense Belmiro, Ciro dos Anjos
Diary of a Civil Servant, trans. Arthur Brakel

19. A Menina Morta ("The Dead Girl"), Cornélio Pena

20. Os Ratos ("The Rats"), Dionélio Machado

21. Crônica da Casa Assassinada ("Chronicle of the Assassinated House"), Lúcio Cardoso

22. As Meninas, Lygia Fagundes Telles
The Girl in the Photograph, trans. Margaret A. Neves

23. Serafim Ponte Grande, Oswald de Andrade
Seraphim Grosse Pointe, trans. Kenneth D. Jackson and Albert Bork

24. Os Sertões, Euclides da Cunha
Rebellion in the Backlands, trans. Samuel Putnam
Backlands: The Canudos Campaign, trans. Elizabeth Lowe

25. Capitães da Areia, Jorge Amado
Captains of the Sands, trans. Gregory Rabassa

26. Incidente em Antares ("Incident in Antares"), Érico Veríssimo

27. Recordações do Escrivão Isaías Caminha ("Recollections of Clerk Isaías Caminha"), Lima Barreto

28. Perto do Coração Selvagem, Clarice Lispector
Near to the Wild Heart, trans. Giovanni Pontiero

29. Terras do Sem Fim, Jorge Amado
The Violent Land, trans. Samuel Putnam

30. Jubiabá, Jorge Amado
Jubiabá, trans. Margaret A. Neves

31. Gabriela Cravo e Canela, Jorge Amado
Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, trans. James L. Taylor and William Grossman

32. Mar Morto, Jorge Amado
Sea of Death, trans. Gregory Rabassa

33. O Vampiro de Curitiba, Dalton Trevisan
The Vampire of Curitiba and Other Stories, trans. Gregory Rabassa

34. A Pedra do Reino ("The Kingdom's Stone"), Ariano Suassuna

35. Maira, Darcy Ribeiro
Maira, trans. E. H. Goodland and Thomas Colchie

36. Ópera dos Mortos, Autran Dourado
Voices of the Dead, trans. John M. Parker

37. Avalovara, Osman Lins
Avalovara, trans. Gregory Rabassa

38. Mundos Mortos ("Dead Worlds"), Octavio de Faria

39. Canaã, Graça Aranha
Canaan, trans. Mariano Joaquín Lorente

40. Memórias de Lázaro, Adonias Filho
Memories of Lazarus, trans. Fred P. Ellison

41. Galvez, o Imperador do Acre, Márcio Souza
The Emperor of the Amazon, trans. Thomas Colchie

42. Os Corumbas ("The Forgotten"), Amando Fontes

43. A Paixão Segundo GH, Clarice Lispector
The Passion According to G.H., trans. Ronald Sousa

44. Zero, Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
Zero, trans. Ellen Watson

45. A Estrela Sobe ("The Star Rises"), Marques Rebelo

46. Quase Memória ("All But Memory"), Carlos Heitor Cony

47. O Púcaro Búlgaro ("The Bulgarian Mug"), Campos de Carvalho

48. A República dos Sonhos, Nélida Piñon
The Republic of Dreams, trans. Helen Lane

49. Sargento Getúlio, João Ubaldo Ribeiro
Sergeant Getúlio, trans. João Ubaldo Ribeiro

50. A Grande Arte, Rubem Fonseca
High Art, trans. Ellen Watson

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