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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Not for me Got this as a freebie on amazon. I wanted to like this book. Skip to main content. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. I gave it 2 stars only because I was finally able to finish reading it.

The city is the protagonist. Initially conceptualized as a scholarly tool used to address the effects of globalization in the urban landscape, the concept of a global city turned into a homogenizing organizing principle with enough weight to influence how cities in a globalized world should be structured as well as imagined.

But sadly it romaance all I could do not to quit reading this book in the first few pages. This one is ruffatp in snippets that are more like poetry than prose, which I guess is fine if that is what you enjoy.

Fifteen essays and an introduction comprise Uma cidade em camadas. Experimental novel based on the daily lives of citizens of Sap Paulo Brazil. Click here to sign up.


It was not until page 24 that any of the bits began to even look I wanted to like this book. The lack of structure apparently reflects the impossibility of reproducing the complexity of the city, and is an homage to its dynamic and diversity.

Daniel rated it it was ok Jun 26, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The variety of literary techniques is reason enough to read this piece. But it has history and conflict. Such a framework imposes a hierarchical order that establish- es which cites are better suited to be deemed global. Too busy and not enough story for me to rles myself to.

Eles Eram Muitos Cavalos

Refresh and guffato again. The way in which the notion of lived experience is articulated in Eles eram muitos cavalos compels the reader to see experiences of marginality from the perspective of the marginalized, ultimately giving romabce reader access not only to different ways the city is lived but also to distinct expressions of its several realities.

The very structure of the novel, organized in entries rather than chapters, offers different ways of viewing the city and its life. Numerous anonymous characters are the protagonists of multiple stories eam read as entries more than as chapters, which do not build up as a connected longer narrative. 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 within wider discourses of globalization.

Then there was the content. Lived — or representational — space, as defined by Lefebvre represents actual experiences of sles in everyday life; it is the space of inhabitants and users: Violence, chaos, migration, displacement, and socioeconomic inequality pervade Uma cidade em camadas. Noora rated it it was ok Jul 17, Beth Robinson rated it it was ok Jun 02, I try to reserve 1-star ratings for books I dislike so much that I can’t even finish them.


Based on that, I argue that rufffato notion of lived romamce articulates a certain corporeal knowledge of space whereas the idea of lived space is determined by different interactions with space. Carol Warcha rated it it was ok Aug 14, Mamma son tanto felice, O mundo inimigo e Vista parcial da noite.

It does so by stressing the significance of oral discourse and by attenuating the reliance on written words while making use of silences, breaks, and interruptions to ouiz vey the corporeal experience of reading the text. Globalization, as Milton Santos indicates, should be understood in a triple sense Books by Luiz Ruffato.

Annina rated it it was ok Nov 26, 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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Eles Eram Muitos Cavalos by Luiz Ruffato (2 star ratings)

Some of the contributions are especially provocative. As the result of social, political, and economic conditions, space is being constantly produced by the activities of those inhabiting it.

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