A Cidade sem Espaço (The City without Space) – 1961 

Please note that all books are in Portuguese. Titles in English are mere literal translations

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A Cidade sem Espaço (The City without Space) – 1961

Alice Sampaio’s first book is an impressive depiction of the coming of age of a restless, unconventional young woman and her friends who want to live life to the full in a closed world  that continually tries to stifle them.

Epigraphs:

Vou-me embora pra Pasárgada

Lá sou amigo do rei

Lá tenho a mulher que eu quero

Na cama que escolherei

 

[I’m going away to Pasargadae
There I am friend of the king
There I’ll have the woman I want
On the bed that I will choose]
 

Manuel Bandeira [Brazilian poet]

 

L’essentiel, par ces temps de misère morale, c’est de créer de l’enthousiasme. Combien de personnes ont lu Homère? Cependant tout le monde en parle. On a créé ainsi la superstition homérique. Une superstition dans ce sens provoque une excitation précieuse. C’est d’enthousiasme que nous avons le plus besoin, nous et les jeunes.

 

Pablo Picasso