1 November 16 | Chad W. Post

Click the “Enter Contest” button below for a chance to win one of 15 copies of Chronicle of the Murdered House by Lúcio Cardoso (and translated by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson) that we’re giving away through GoodReads this month.

“A real revolution in Brazilian Literature.“—Benjamin Moser

Long considered one of the most important works of twentieth-century Brazilian literature, Chronicle of the Murdered House is finally available in English.

Set in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, the novel relates the dissolution of a once proud patri­archal family that blames its ruin on the youngest son Valdo’s marriage to Nina—a vibrant, unpredictable, and incendiary young woman whose very existence seems to depend on the destruction of the household. This family’s downfall, peppered by stories of decadence, adultery, incest, and madness, is related through a variety of narrative devices, including letters, diaries, memoirs, statements, confessions, and accounts penned by the various characters.

Salacious, literary, and introspective, Cardoso’s masterpiece marked a turning away from the social realism fashionable in 1930s Brazilian literature and had a huge impact on the writing of Cardoso’s life-long friend and greatest admirer—Clarice Lispector.


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Chronicle of the Murdered House by Lúcio Cardoso

Chronicle of the Murdered House

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