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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Literary
  • Language:English
  • Pages:136
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781087881447

Vultures in the living room

by Lula Falcão View publisher's profile page

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Overview
This is the first translation of Lula Falcão's dystopian, absurdist and sometimes darkly humorous collection of short stories on contemporary Brazilian life. Falcão--the author of critically acclaimed books including one being adapted to screen—writes from the port city of Recife. His writing is unmistakably original, his use of the absurdist method succeeds in explaining Brazil's political, existential conundrums, its current spiritual schizophrenia, and it provides an entertaining gateway to universal truths Vultures in the Living Room, like Ionesco's post -war Rhinoceros, is an important reflection on human vulnerability during times of political and social uncertainty. Em Português: A escrita de Falcão é inconfundivelmente original. Ele equilibra o impossível na narrativa: sua prosa é atemporal, mas profundamente enraizada na obscura história recente do Brasil. São pequenos contos que oscilam entre o absurdo e o sentido e a falta de sentido da vida
Description
This is the first translation of Lula Falcão's dystopian, absurdist and sometimes darkly humorous collection of short stories on contemporary Brazilian life. Falcão--the author of critically acclaimed books including one being adapted to screen—writes from the port city of Recife. His writing is unmistakably original, his use of the absurdist method succeeds in explaining Brazil's political, existential conundrums, its current religious schizophrenia, and it provides an entertaining gateway to universal truths. Vultures in the Living Room, like Ionesco's post -war Rhinoceros, is an important reflection on human vulnerability during times of political and social uncertainty. According to editor and author Matt Miller: "While some aspects of his work speak specifically to the Brazilian context, the scenarios and characters in Vultures in the Living Room should also resonate with readers in other parts of our increasingly networked and alienated 21st Century global society."
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From The Paltry Sum: https://thepaltrysum.com/2021/06/02/vultures-in-the-living-room-by-lula-falcao-a-review-in-parts-part-1-sea-of-mud/

" I would say that this is something anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the world of the iconoclast, the jester, the humanist, and therefore have their humanity reasserted and affirmed, should take the time to read. This is the meat on the bones of modern literature, and might yet drag me out of my apolitical comfort zone."

"It is genius. It reminded me (lazily on my part, I suspect) of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his magical realism, but Marquez is more airy, somehow vaster and less dense. There is not a word superfluous in Vultures in the Living Room, not an image goes to waste. There is not an appeal to the reader too harsh, and Falcão is not asking for your pity: he is asking for your rage. He is asking for your indignance. He is offering his hand in solidarity and offering his wit and his pen and his ability to laser-like get to the heart of the matter, these are his weapons and he wields them masterfully. The author exists in a black hole pinpoint of jewel-like intensity."


Lula Falcão is a journalist and political advocate originally from Brazil's northeast. He is the author of several books including Iberê according to Paul, a widely acclaimed "psycho-graphic novel," in the words of a Brazilian critic. It is currently being adapted to film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdh1gFHz59Y, abut a ghost writer's symbiotic and insalubrious friendship with a Pentecostal preacher. For more, please refer to https:// casafortepress.com

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