A Grande Fome: Contos (1932-1959) by John Fante

By John Fante

This is a Portuguese translation of "The immense Hunger".

Livro inédito no Brasil do autor de Pergunte ao pó
Essas pérolas não publicadas foram descobertas pelo biógrafo do autor John Fante. São histórias divertidas, muitas sobre a infância de Fante, reunidas em um exemplar que inaugura o novo projeto gráfico da obra dele. Textos exemplares do estilo único e brilhante de John Fante, que vão agradar aos fãs do autor.

Nesta antologia inédita, John Fante, epítome da geração de autores imersos na contracultura norte-americana, desfila seus personagens costumeiros: imigrantes, escritores miseráveis, crianças travessas e incógnitos (extra)ordinários. Uma seleção póstuma, composta de tesouros literários da period pré-beatniks, que dá voz uma última vez aos pequenos, vagabundos e expatriados que habitam a obra de Fante.

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O n the green cement, in h n t of the ancient frame houses, were statues representing the fourteen 41 WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE Kennedys who had been Presidents of the United States or the World. They were playing touch football. ‘Ma” Kennedy. Her statue would never join this particular touchfootball game. Her name was Kennedy, all right, but she wasn’t the real thing. People complained of her lack of style, found her vulgar. , and another one that said, SOMEDAY WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET ORGANIZED AROUND HERE.

The gang had deactivated the burglar-alarm system of the museum. They had also cut through a lot of the chains and ropes that were meant to keep visitors fiom touching anything of value. There was no mystery as to who and what had done the cutting. One of the men was armed with brutal lopping shears. They marched Nancy into a servant’s bedroom upstairs. The man with the shears cut the ropes that fenced off the 43 WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE narrow bed. They put Nancy into the bed and two men held Nancy while a woman gave her a knockout shot.

Let’s keep walking,’’ he said. “No,” she said. “SO far, no farther. I shouldn’t have come out with you at all,” she said. “You did,” he said. “To get you out of the house,” she said. ” he said. “They’d think you were crazy,” she said. ” he said. Catharine took a deep breath, made a speech. “Let me say that I’m deeply honored by this crazy thing you’ve done,” she said. , but maybe you are. I can’t believe you really love me, but maybe you do. But-” “I do,” said Newt. ” She took a step away from him.

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