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By Alexander Theroux

Alaric Darconville is a tender professor at a southern woman's university. He falls in love with one in all his scholars, is abandoned, and the implications are virtually past the telling. yet no longer particularly. This novel is an superb wire-walking exhibition of wit, wisdom, and linguistic mastery.

Darconville's Cat is a singular approximately love and hate. between different concerns, it offers with gentle tensions among lifestyles and artwork, the proper and the genuine, God and devil, and, specially, with the crises and conflicts among guy and lady, the tragic implications of which achieve all of the as far back as the Primal Fall.

Its chapters embrace a multiplicity of narrative types, together with a diary, a proper oration, an abecedarium, a sermon, a litany, a blank-verse play, poems, essays, parodies, and fables. it's an explosion of vocabulary, wealthy with comedian invention and darkish with infernal imagination.

Alexander Theroux restores phrases to lifestyles, invents others, liberates a language too lengthy polluted via mutters and mumbles, anti-logic, and the inexact lunacies of the trendy global the place the opportunity of conversation itself is in query. An elegantly achieved jailbreak from the normal, Darconville's Cat is over the top; humorous; uncompromising; a robust epic, popping out of a convention, but modern, of either the sacred and the profane.

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O comportamento ético de seus habitantes e tudo o que diz respeito à identidade e ao convívio entre brancos, caboclos e índios eram seus temas prediletos. Numa das cartas que me enviou de Colônia escreveu algumas páginas intituladas " O olhar e o tempo no Amazonas". Afirmava que o gesto lento e o olhar perdido e descentrado das pessoas buscam o silêncio, e são formas de resistir ao tempo, ou melhor, de ser fora do tempo. Ele procurava contestar um senso comum bastante difundido aqui no norte: o de que as pessoas são alheias a tudo, e que já nascem lerdas e tristes e passivas; seus argumentos apoiavam-se na sua vivência intensa na região, na ' 'peregrinação cósmica de Humboldt", e também na leitura de filósofos que tateiam o que ele nomeava ' 'o delicado território dó alter".

O que me fez pensar nisso foi a coincidência entre certas passagens da vida de outras pessoas, que mescladas a textos orientais ele incorporava à sua própria vida. Era como se inventasse uma verdade duvidosa que pertencia a ele e a outros. Fiquei surpreso com essas coincidências, mas, afinal, o tempo acaba borrando as diferenças entre uma vida e um livro. E, além disso, o que surpreende um homem hoje deverá surpreender, algum dia, toda a humanidade. '' 80 << ' Após a morte de Emir, Dorner partiu para uma viagem de anos.

Ao meu redor todos ainda dormiam, de modo que presenciei sozinho aquele amanhecer, que nunca mais se repetiria com a mesma intensidade. Compreendi, com o passar do tempo, que a visão de uma paisagem singular pode alterar o destino de um homem e torná-lo menos estranho à terra em que ele pisa pela primeira vez. Antes das seis, tudo já era visível: o sol parecia um olho solitário e brilhante perdido na abóbada azulada; e de uma mancha escura alastrada diante do barco, nasceu a cidade. Não era maior que muitas aldeias encravadas nas montanhas do meu país, mas o fato de estar situada num terreno plano acentuava a repetição dos casebres de madeira e exagerava a imponência das construções de pedra: a igreja, o presídio, um oü outro sobrado distante do rio; é inútil afirmar que não havia palácios; estes, faziam parte das invenções de Hanna, o mais-imaginoso entre os irmãos do meu pai; lá na nossa aldeia, o rabo descomunal de um carneiro servia-lhe de estímulo para que contasse um mundo de histórias; os mais velhos o escutavam com atenção e o patriarca de Tarazubna, cego e surdo, intervinha com uma palavra ou um gesto nos momentos de hesitação, quando algo escapa à fala.

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