Published in , Eles eram muitos cavalos by Luiz Ruffato has been crit- ically acclaimed Nacional and been selected as best novel by the Associação Paulista de Críti- cos de Arte in Romance Notes (): This content. University of Texas at Austin. Itamar Harrison, Marguerite, org. Uma cidade em camadas: Ensaios sobre o romance Eles eram muitos cavalos de Luiz Ruffato. Editado pela primeira vez na Editora Record, o romance de Luiz Ruffato Eles Eram Muitos Cavalos já foi publicado na França, Itália, Portugal e recebeu os.

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Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. This is achieved by giving the reader access to different ways the city is lived. Beth Robinson rated it it was ok Jun 02, Book titles OR Journal titles. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But sadly it was all I could do not to muitls reading this book in the first few pages.

She is the link between chapters. Or was the mother the one that sim- ply could not say anything after hearing the voice s on the other end of the line?

Eles Eram Muitos Cavalos

The multiple points of entry not only mark the multiplicity and heterogeneity of the space of the city, but also reveal holes and limits in a global city model whose essential property is that of presupposing a totalizing conception of cities that should adopt a formulaic character of universal applicability. Ana Clara rated it it was ok Nov 23, In her seminal work on the topic, Saskia Sassen defines global cities as strategic sites where global processes materialize dles.

Fifteen essays and an introduction comprise Uma cidade em camadas. Want to Read saving….

Eles Eram Muitos Cavalos by Luiz Ruffato (2 star ratings)

Sanna-Maija rated it it was ok Jul 17, The first and last essays by Andrea Saad Hossne and Carmen Villarino Pardo, respectively offer a broader context, especially insightful for readers with little knowledge of Ruffato’s literary career.


Lived space is not abstract space and therefore not the place of universal models and urban planning — as articulated by the global cities discourse.

Sergio Prado rated it it was ok Mar 07, Globalization, as Milton Santos indicates, should be understood in a triple sense Lived experience is therefore located between body and space and involves a movement of bodies in space The realist style can be seen in the portrayal of the daily struggles of a multitude of poor urban dwellers in a way that chal- lenges the normalized banality of their condition of marginality as a form of social criticism.

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It was not until page 24 that any of the bits began to even look like a short story. I gave it 2 stars only because I was finally able to finish reading it. But it has history and conflict. Might be a story in there amongst the babble, but I wasn’t going to waste my time trying to find out. View freely available titles: This one is written in snippets that are more like poetry than prose, which I guess is fine if that is what you enjoy.

See 1 question about Eles Eram Muitos Cavalos…. Some of the contributions are especially provocative. Cities in a World Economy. It creatively joins form and content: The global city concept is derivative of that larger framework and speaks to the notion of globalization as fable.

First, as a fable, it is presented to us as a fantastic story of a net- work of an economic-productive-technological future; second, as perversity, where it has intensified a worldwide situation of unequal concentration of wealth; and third, as a possibility of emergence of alternative ways of inter- acting with the world.

Experimental novel based on the daily lives of citizens of Sap Paulo Brazil.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through cavwlos with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Therefore, I struggled to relate and find meaning in much of the goings on within the text, which mostly accounts for my rating of 2 stars.


At the core of such a principle is an effort to define the global city as an objective tomance consisting of essential properties of recognizable, if romwnce formulaic, characteristics. Very worth the experience. After all, the idea of a global city implies the presence of global citizens and the characters in Entry 34 show that they have not yet achieved a condition of being citizens, much less of being global.

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Michael Peter Smith goes as far as arguing that the global city concept is part of the grand narra- tive of globalization, which in turn is a new version of developmentalist pro- jects of modernization I try to reserve 1-star ratings for books I dislike so much that I can’t even finish them.

Critics have argued that rather than a model for contemporary urbanism, the global city concept is best thought of as a historical construct, a narrative that operates cavaloz wider discourses of globalization. Cavalps busy and not enough story for me to attach myself to.

Luiz Ruffato uses a wide variety of techniques to make each little often just a page or two story unique. Mamma son tanto felice, O mundo inimigo e Vista parcial da noite. Remember me on this computer. The book is set in Sao Paulo, and geez oh man does this book make Sao Paulo seem like a terribly depressing, violent, poor, and angry place.

Moreover, because the discursive register seems to be insufficient, Ruffa- to uses other narrative devices to communicate meanings that the text alone cannot convey. Annina rated it it was ok Nov 26, It is written by a rising Brazilian author, and I usually enjoy reading the work of new authors from other countries.