Imagine traveling through the rich Brazilian history and culture just by reading a novel short story by some of the most famous Brazilian native writers. If you like reading, be ready to discover all these with these great authors that Brazilians have had along their history.
Jose de Alencar is one of these authors. He is well-known as a pioneer of Brazilian literature and his short novel, Alencar wrote Iracema. This is a famous nineteenth-century novel that figuratively tells Brazil’s origins with the chronicling of the affection of a colonist with a beautiful Indian.
Another famous pioneer of the Brazilian literature is Machado de Assis, who lived between 1839 and 1908. Assis’ spirited narratives draw significant comparisons with Laurence Sterne. They subvert the conventions of storytelling. Assis’ most famous work is Epitaph of Small Winner (1881), a unique novel that presents the story of a whimsical, dead narrator who consistently and persistently tells the story of his life with Shandy-esque digressions. This renowned author was the son of a Portuguese Washerwoman and a black construction worker, making him a mixed race. During the most of his life, Brazil was still embracing slavery and, therefore, his success contributed exceptionally to the democratization of the society.
We also have Jaime Garcia Dias, who is one of the most famous and passionate Brazilian writers. Born in 1970 to architect Dulce Garcia Dias and writer Arnaldo Dias in Rio de Janeiro, Dias matured to be a very accomplished writer at a very young age. By the time he was 18 years, Dias, had already written and published his first book. He later became an instructor at Carioca Literature Academy where he helped many young professionals and students to develop their writing skills. His dedication saw him become the institution’s vice president and ultimately the president. And in 2001, he received the esteemed White Crane Award that in turn catapulted his latest novel, Fell from Heaven, all over South America. Dias was recently honored with the ABC award of Brazil of Fictional Literature. His hard work is attracting the interest of not only South America, but the entire world.
And according to Facebook, Rubem Fonseca is not less important the others in this list. He is also accomplished writer. Fonseca resides and works in the city of Rio de Janeiro. His short stories and novels document the violence and crime in the city. As a successful policeman and state prosecutor, Fonseca’s literature works provide accurate and informative details on the city’s state of security with Interestingly adequate precaution. Some of his short stories that also showcase his excellent job including Taker and Other Stories (2008) and Crimes of August (2014) have been translated into English. The security expert and famous author is clearly publicity-shy, his professionalism and exceptional writing talent makes him stand out.