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The Resource Rain and other stories, Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M.B. Becker

Rain and other stories, Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M.B. Becker

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Rain and other stories
Title
Rain and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M.B. Becker
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"Published in the aftermath of Mozambique's bloody civil war, Mia Couto's third collection seeks out the places violence could not reach, the places where, the author writes, "every man is the same: pretending he's here, dreaming of going away, and plotting his return." Shifting masterfully between forms--creation tale to meditation, playful comedy to magical twist--these stories grapple with questions of what's been lost and what can be reclaimed, what future exists for a country that broke the yoke of colonialism only to descend into internecine war, what is Mozambican and what is Mozambique. Following fishermen and fortune-tellers, widows and drunks, and one errant hippopotamus, this new translation of stories by the Man Booker-listed author of Confession of the Lioness rediscovers possibility and what it means to be reborn."--Page 2 of cover
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Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Couto, Mia
Dewey number
869.3/42
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Portuguese
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Becker, Eric M. B.
Series statement
Biblioasis international translation series
Series volume
25
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Couto, Mia
  • Mozambique
  • Short stories, Mozambican (Portuguese)
Label
Rain and other stories, Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M.B. Becker
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Copyright
Note
Originally published as Estórias Abensonhadas: Contos by Editorial Cminho, Lisbon, Portugal, 1994
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The waters of time -- Novidade's flowers -- Blind Estrelinho -- The delivery -- The perfume -- Virgilio's heel -- Rain -- Felizbento's pipe -- The flag in the sunset -- Ninety-three -- Jorojão's cradle of memories -- Lamentations of a coconut tree -- Beyond the river bend -- Serpent's embrace -- High-heel shoes -- The hapless calculus of happiness -- Joãotónio, for now -- That devil of an advocate -- War of the clowns -- Legend of Namaroi -- The woman engulfed in stone -- Drinking the time by -- The deaf father -- The oracle of death -- The shadow's departure -- Square of the gods
Control code
ocn966404626
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9781771962667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1317232
  • (Sirsi) o966404626
  • (OCoLC)966404626
Label
Rain and other stories, Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M.B. Becker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as Estórias Abensonhadas: Contos by Editorial Cminho, Lisbon, Portugal, 1994
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The waters of time -- Novidade's flowers -- Blind Estrelinho -- The delivery -- The perfume -- Virgilio's heel -- Rain -- Felizbento's pipe -- The flag in the sunset -- Ninety-three -- Jorojão's cradle of memories -- Lamentations of a coconut tree -- Beyond the river bend -- Serpent's embrace -- High-heel shoes -- The hapless calculus of happiness -- Joãotónio, for now -- That devil of an advocate -- War of the clowns -- Legend of Namaroi -- The woman engulfed in stone -- Drinking the time by -- The deaf father -- The oracle of death -- The shadow's departure -- Square of the gods
Control code
ocn966404626
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9781771962667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1317232
  • (Sirsi) o966404626
  • (OCoLC)966404626

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