This study – which introduces the writer Luiz Ruffato and his novel Eles eram muitos cavalos to a francophone public – assumes that this Brazilian writer. Durante um único dia, Luiz Ruffato percorre a cidade de São Paulo tentando desvendá-la. A cidade onde vive o autor é apresentada em flashes e fragmentos, . São Paulo, terça-feira, 9 de maio de Durante um único dia, o autor percorre a cidade tentando desvendá-la. Não apenas os engarrafamentos, parques ou.

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Feb 22, Elizabeth Grieve rated it did not like it Shelves: However, Renato Cordeiro Gomes, quoting Ruffato himself, offers a more optimistic spin on the novel: Oct 14, Don O’goodreader rated it liked it Shelves: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Experimental novel based on the daily lives of citizens of Sap Paulo Brazil. It’s really a tribute to such a diverse country. To ask other readers questions about There Were Many Horsesplease rugfato up.

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It’s disjointed, confusing, and I’m not sure it can be classed as a novel. Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. And how interesting that this is now the fourth review for this book and three of them are by Finns.

I wanted to like this book. They are sad, all sad, but memorable, original, and touching. I won the English translated version in a Goodreads Giveaway. Return to Book Page. Many of Ruffato’s people are actually named, but there are so many struggling to cope with such desperate lives that they blend into a flood of humanity. The lack of structure apparently reflects the impossibility of reproducing the complexity of the city, and is an homage to its dynamic and diversity.


Then there was the content.

An interesting picture of a day in a megalopolis. Neste livro, durante um unico dia, o autor percorre a cidade de Sao Paulo tentando desvenda-la.

Eles Eram Muitos Cavalos by Luiz Ruffato (2 star ratings)

It is written by a rising Brazilian author, and I usually enjoy reading the work of new authors from other countries. Ana Luiza rated it it was ok Sep 04, I received a ruffatoo of this book through the goodreads giveaway in return for this review: Published by Record first published People die violently in Sao Paulo.

The book has been much praised, so perhaps the fault is mine, but essentially I found it unreadable. Rutosti hevosia koko kirja.

Eles Eram Muitos Cavalos

No doubt if one knows Sao Paolo or rufafto to go there, it might be of interest as a series of city vignettes. It consists of 68 observations of city life on a “typical day. Paula rated it it was ok Mar 11, Luiz Ruffato uses a wide variety of techniques to make each little often just a page or two story unique. No trivia or quizzes yet.

But in Ruffato’s prose, even brutality has its poetry: Product details Paperback Publisher: Its pages consist of 69 fragments, ranging from a single paragraph to several pages in length. Daniel rated it it was ok Jun 26, Refresh and try again. More recently, there is Georges Perec’s Life: Mamma son tanto felice, O mundo inimigo e Vista parcial da noite.


Return to Book Page. What an interesting book, very different! So, is there a story here?

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I try to reserve 1-star ratings for books I dislike so much that I can’t even finish them. Lists with This Book.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I gave it 2 stars only because I was finally able to finish reading it.

Might be a story in there amongst the babble, but I wasn’t going to waste my time trying to find out. I was, unfortunately, lacking in any cultural schema to access while reading this text.

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There Are Many Horses begins with a Cecilia Meireles quote “There were so many horses but no one remembers their names” and those words accurately sum up how I was left at the end of the book. What is wonderfully memorable is the cavals metropolitan atmosphere created and the sense almost of having genuinely visited Sao Muitoa.

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