On 4th March 2015, the Ambassador of Brazil, H.E. Mr. Alfredo Leoni, and the Director-Basic of the Nationwide Library of Pakistan, Mr. Ch. Muhammad Nazir, inaugurated two books of traditional Brazilian literature, printed in Urdu and English languages, at a ceremony on the Nationwide Library, in Islamabad.
With a purpose to make Brazilian literature higher identified in Pakistan, the Embassy of Brazil in Islamabad determined to publish the interpretation to Urdu and English languages of two main novels of the Brazilian literature of 19th century: “Iracema”, by José de Alencar, and “Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas”, by Machado de Assis. These two books are pillars of Brazilian literature and essential instruments for the understanding of Brazil and Brazilians within the years after the Independence of Brazil from Portugal, in 1822. The publication of those two books has been sponsored by the Brazilian Nationwide Library Basis.
About e-book “Iracema”
First printed in 1865, “Iracema” is actually one of the crucial essential books of Brazilian romanticism, but in addition of Brazilian literature as a complete. An indianist (Indigenous) novel, it has additionally been known as a fictional-historical novel, an epic-lyric narrative, a poem in prose, a poetic novel, a mythic poem. The plain issue in defining this work exhibits its many sides: legendary, narrative, poetic, lyric, mythic.
The story of “Iracema” revolves across the sudden look of a Portuguese warrior within the lands of the Tabajara indians, on the shores of Ceará, within the early years of the 17th century. The Portuguese Martim meets the gorgeous and younger Iracema (whose title means “honey-lips”) whereas wandering misplaced within the forest and an sudden and forbidden love is born.
About e-book “Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas”
“Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas” brought about a huge impact within the literature scene of Brazil ultimately of 19th century. Narrated by the title character, a single wealthy empty man who determined to inform his life after he died, the e-book modified radically the model of Brazilian literature. It represented a rupture to the established romanticism of these years. Sensible in model and construction, the e-book is loads of wit, irony and refined criticism of Rio de Janeiro’s wealthy and privileged elite, particularly its futility, frivolity and laziness.
The creator of Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas, Machado de Assis, is crucial Brazilian author of all instances. In 1897, Machado de Assis along with different intellectuals based the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Machado was indisputably acclaimed its first President. He selected as patron of his chair within the Academy José de Alencar, the creator of “Iracema”, who had died twenty years earlier. Machado had an ideal admiration for José de Alencar, of whom he had been a detailed pal.