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Childhood of the Dead by Jose Louzeiro

  • #: 101915
  • Price: $4.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2009-11-11
  • Current Version: 1.3
  • 1.3
  • Size: 1.30 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: IndiaNIC Infocom Limited
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2 or later
  • © IndiaNIC Infocom Limited
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Childhood of the Dead

by Jose Louzeiro

Jose Louzeiro's blunt renderinga legacy of his years as a journalistbrings to the foreground the repetitive nature of Dito's life and obsessions. Louzeiro's rigorous focus on Dito's point of view alone makes the reader trace the decision-making process that gradually leads to Dito's criminalization. Sympathy for Dito is not asked. This is a story without heroes. Even in Dito's most heroic mode—when he begins to carry the banner of revenge for his friend Pixote's death—Dito does not command praise. His courage is that of the desperate. Capable of bravery and of superhuman efforts, he stands either alone or with his street gang members as representative of millions of abandoned kids in Brazil and in the world.

CHILDHOOD OF THE DEAD was first published in 1977 and was made into the internationally acclaimed motion picture: PIXOTE, THE LAW OF THE WEAKEST. It reflects life in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo of the previous decade. But the problem of street children remains. Like Dito, they still wash windshields at stoplights; they beg at restaurants for food; they peddle chewing gum and Kleenex packets; they pick pockets and snitch things from cars; they steal handbags and prey on tourists, just as they do now in major cities in the U.S. from Los Angeles to Miami.

Boson Books offers another novel by Jose Louzeiro, LAND OF BLACK CLAY.

From The Author:

There are 15 million needy or abandoned children in Brazil, waiting for help. They represent about one third of the 48, 226, 718 Brazilians between the ages of zero to 18, geographically distributed as: North (3.83%), Northeast (31.64%), Southeast (42.91%), South (16.64%) and Center-West (5.08%).

The facts which substantiate this narrative were taken from our bitter daily experience. The author did not worry about arranging them chronologically nor did he abstain from describing brutal situations which show well the level of dehumanization at which society has arrived.

Childhood of the Dead was first published in 1977 and was made into the internationally acclaimed motion picture: Pixote, the Law of the Weakest. It reflects life in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo of the previous decade. But the problem of street children remains. Like Dito, they still wash windshields at stoplights; they beg at restaurants for food; they peddle chewing gum and Kleenex packets; they pick pockets and snitch things from cars; they steal handbags and prey on tourists, just as they do now in major cities in the U.S. from Los Angeles to Miami.

About The Author:

The author, José Louzeiro, was born in São Luís, the capital of the far-northern Brazilian state of Maranhão, in 1932. He moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1954, and in 1958 published his first book, a collection of short stories entitled Depois da luta (After the Struggle). In 1975 he published Lúcio Flávio, o passageiro da agonia (Lúcio Flávio, Passenger of Agony), and his career as a screenwriter began when the renowned director Hector Babenco asked him to write a movie script based on the novel.

Louzeiro may be best known for his work on the motion picture Pixote, a lei do mais fraco (Pixote: the Law of the Weakest), also directed by Babenco. Infância dos Mortos (Childhood of the Dead), which Louzeiro published in 1977, gave rise to Pixote, which has won international acclaim.

The translator, Ladyce Pompeo de Barro, is a writer in Brazil.

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