by Adelto Gonçalves*
Together with her astute female and feminist seems, a trait already evident in her earlier works, the novelist and brief story author Eltânia André rewards her readers as soon as once more with a brand new guide, this time of brief tales and mini-stories or micro-stories. Tales: luminous physique (São Paulo, Editora Urutau, 2022) that brings collectively 29 items during which the creator is acquainted with the totally different writing methods comparable to the inside monologue and the stream of consciousness, working towards realism, particularly the inside that seeks to spotlight the conflicts arising from the soul. And all with distinctive inventive freedom.
Within the introductory textual content he wrote for this work, veteran novelist and brief story author Whisner Fraga sensitively says that Eltânia’s prose is dense, woven to catch the reader on their hind legs. “With quite a few references from mythology, literature, philosophy, music and different arts, these texts impress with their poetry and the breadth of themes and conditions,” he emphasizes.
Having considered Eltânia as an completed author with a strong profession who is aware of how and why to jot down, she realizes that luminous physique“it saves man’s animality and leads him to the loss not solely of his personal id but additionally of every part that may distinguish him from different creatures”.
The journalist and poet André di Bernardi in a evaluate revealed within the digital journal of letters, arts and concepts calibanEven in texts during which she needs to unravel the psychology of the characters and social relationships, she was capable of carry out the creator’s qualities, particularly a sure skeptical humor, very properly. “The characters in Eltânia’s guide are in a technique or one other very far faraway from the hallelujahs and redemptions of an appropriate paradise. They journey misplaced, shedding their id within the face of insurmountable ethical, spiritual and private limitations,” he notes.
With such good references, it’s not tough to level out different qualities of the creator’s textual content. Within the eponymous brief story, for instance, Eltânia appears to revive childhood reminiscences in her homeland, evoking the adventures she had together with her grandpa Nô, whom she accompanied on the mill, on her farm, and driving the oxen. “He would typically make candy corn porridge whereas speaking in regards to the legends of Vila Encantada, the snake that devoured an angel, the singing frog, and so many different fables that stick on the tip of my tongue.”
One other brief story that stands out for its aesthetic magnificence and conciseness, in addition to for recreating characters and situations in imaginary phrases, is “O-dors”, during which the creator takes on the persona of a younger man, Quincas, who leaves peace Cataguas, who hasn’t accomplished highschool, ventures into gigantic São Paulo in quest of “a job as a development employee in a development firm with a doubtful popularity,” however turns into a personal safety guard after buying what’s believed to be a pretend diploma. And who spent lonely nights remembering the years of childhood and adolescence accompanying his father on hunts “within the forest of Horto Florestal, inhabited by anteaters, pakas, armadillos, hedgehogs, lizards and guinea pigs”.
What’s seen in all tales is the strategy of exploring the intimacy of the characters, during which the scenes serve to explain and analyze the personalities. And all with wit and sensitivity. Along with brief tales, the creator is extraordinarily perceptive in her mini-stories or micro-tales. See these examples: “Toma-la-da-cá”: Give us again our mom tongue or at the least flip off fado”. “Get Greenback”: The Mint collided with the Earth. There have been no survivors. “Creation Delusion”: Take away this Methuselah with the centuries and the beard weighing on my ribs.
Born in Cataguases, an iconic metropolis of Brazilian literature within the inside of the state of Minas Gerais, Eltânia André attended major and secondary training in her dwelling nation after working within the textile business. He holds a level in Enterprise Administration and Psychology with postgraduate research in Public Well being and Psychopathology from the College of São Paulo (USP).
She lived in Belo Horizonte, the place she labored in a automotive dealership, and in São Paulo, the place she labored as a psychologist with a public examination on the Psychosocial Care Middle (CAPS) within the neighboring metropolis of São Bernardo do Campo. He has work and involvement in a number of newspapers, magazines and cultural dietary supplements, in addition to a number of anthologies. After traumatic experiences with the city violence that characterizes life in a giant metropolis like São Paulo, Eltânia André now lives in São Pedro do Estoril, a village within the municipality of Cascais and Estoril, close to Lisbon.
She is the proprietor of a piece that already stands out among the many authors of Brazilian literature: My identify is Jack now (Brief Tales, Belo Horizonte, Editora Rona, 2007), his debut guide; postponed within the morning (Tales, São Paulo, Dobra Editorial, 2012); duels (Brief Tales, São Paulo, Editora Patuá, 2018), Run away from the dwelling (Roman, São Paulo, Editora Patuá, 2015), diolind (Roman, São Paulo, Editora Penalux, 2016), written in collaboration with Ronaldo Cagiano, and divided earth (Roman, São Paulo, Editora Laranja Unique, 2020).
luminous physique, by Eltânia André, with an introductory textual content by Whisner Fraga and a photograph of the creator by Ozias Filho. Cotia-SP-Brasil/Barreiro-Portugal: Editora Urutau, 86 pages, R$ 45.00, 2022. Web site: [email protected]
* Adelto Goncalves PhD in literature within the subject of Portuguese literature from the College of São Paulo (USP) and creator of Gonzaga, a poet of the Enlightenment (Rio de Janeiro, Nova Fronteira, 1999), brazilian barcelona (Lisbon, Nova Arrancada, 1999; São Paulo, Brasil Publishers, 2002), Bocage, the misplaced profile (Lisbon, Caminho, 2003; São Paulo, Official Press of the State of São Paulo – Imesp, 2021), Tomás Antonio Gonzaga (São Paulo, Imesp/Brazilian Academy of Literature, 2012), Legislation and justice in Terras d’el-Rei in colonial São Paulo (Sao Paulo, Imesp, 2015), The Mutts at Daybreak (José Olympio Editora, 1981; Taubaté-SP, Letra Selvagem, 2015) and The Kingdom, the Colony and the Energy: the Lorena Authorities within the Captaincy of São Paulo – 1788-1797 (São Paulo, Imesp, 2019 ), amongst different. E-mail: [email protected]