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Veríssimo, Erico 1905-1975

Works: 469 works in 2,315 publications in 10 languages and 10,929 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Editor, Arranger, Honoree, Creator, Correspondent
Classifications: PQ9697.V298, 869.3
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Brazilian literature, an outline by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

23 editions published between 1945 and 1969 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a very sketchy history of Brazilian literature, and undoubtedly a defective one. My main objective in writing it was to give the American reader an idea of the march of literature in my own country, from the day it was discovered up to the present year ... I must make one point clear. These pages were originally written to be read as a series of public lectures I delivered in January and February, 1944, at the University of California, Berkeley, and as I did not wish the audience to fall asleep, rocked by the singsong of my voice, while I was repeating monotonously authors' names and book titles in a language strange to them, once in a while I told them a story or anecdote of some famous novel, short story, or poem of Brazilian literature. So, many of the passages I quote in this book were not chosen because they are the most representative of their authors or times, but only because they make good yarns or pleasant reading. The reader will certainly understand my point better if I tell him that I am not a critic, but a storyteller. -- from Foreword (p. vii)
Time and the wind by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

70 editions published between 1948 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consider the lilies of the field : a novel by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

136 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Consider the lilies of the field" [is] about a man that wants to get rid of the poverty of his infancy by leaving everything and everyone behind as he scales the ladder of power and fame as an important doctor. However, the past hits him back when the woman he loved in the past dies, leaving him with their child and many doubts about her, and what they once felt for one another. And this is just the beginning of his misadventures in the South of Brazil before WWII. --Anna Carolina Fagundes at
Mexico by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

37 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguished Brazilian novelist presents Mexico, from a South American point of view
Crossroads by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

86 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rest is silence by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

77 editions published between 1940 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

64 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel describes the terrifying experience of a Brazilian man who, in a shocked condition, has lost his identity. Not knowing who he is or where he comes from, he is obsessed with the fear that he may have committed some crime, perhaps even murder. He is a stranger even to himself. In a single night of horror, he wanders through the streets of an unrecognized city guided by a sadistic hunchback and another man, called The Master. In the hands of these two concentrations of evil and dominated by them, he is forced to join their revelries. A mysterious figure in white, radiant and tranquil, haunts his steps and beckons to him. The stranger yearns to follow but finds himself powerless to resist the diabolic forces which impel him through this period of darkness. At last, as day dawns, memory returns and he escapes from his imprisonment. This is an intense psychological study quite out of the ordinary, and a story of stark realism possessing impressive narrative power
His excellency, the ambassador by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarissa by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

109 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1933, the first novel by Erico Verissimo comes the discovery of a young thirteen year old who moved from the countryside to the capital of Rio Grande do Sul. Optimistic, confident, Clarissa lives in her aunt's guesthouse. Coexists with characters that arouse with the tensions of growing up. A retired major, an unhappy musician, a Jew and a Protestant who argue endlessly, a romantic woman, an unemployed, a cat, a fish and a parrot are some of the residents of the guesthouse d. Eufrasina. Through the looking girl, one of Brazilian authors portrays devoted to Porto Alegre in the 30s, with the contradictions of the country and the world at that period, an interesting read for all time
Gato preto em campo de neve by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

56 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O senhor embaixador : romance by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

59 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Música ao longe : romance by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

84 editions published between 1935 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Um lugar ao sol by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

63 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidente em Antares by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

62 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saga, romance by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

67 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O prisioneiro; romance by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

47 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana Terra by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

54 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 4th section of the first vol. of O continente. It tells the story of Ana, daughter of a humble farmer
A volta do gato prêto by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

51 editions published between 1947 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel em abril by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solo de clarineta; memórias by Erico Veríssimo( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in Portuguese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Brazilian literature, an outline
Alternative Names
Érico Veríssimo brasilianischer Schriftsteller, Literaturwissenschaftler und Übersetzer

Erico Verissimo Brazilian writer

Erico Verissimo écrivain brésilien

Érico Veríssimo escriptor brasiler

Érico Veríssimo escritor brasileño

Erico Verissimo taalkundige uit Brazilië (1905-1975)

Fernando, José

Fernando, José 1905-1975

Fonseca, Erico de Melo e Albuquerque Veríssimo da

José Fernando

José Fernando 1905-1975

Lopes Veríssimo, Érico

Lopes Veríssimo, Érico 1905-1975

Veríssimo, Erico

Veríssimo, Erico 1905-1975

Verissimo, Erico L.

Veríssimo, Érico Lopes

Veríssimo, Érico Lopes 1905-1975

Вериссимо, Эрико

ヴェリシモ, エリコ

ヴェリッシモ, エリコ