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The author of the book: Germano Almeida
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Edition: New Directions
Date of issue: July 17th 2004
ISBN: 0811215652
ISBN 13: 9780811215657
Language: English

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New Directions is proud to introduce the masterwork of Cape Verde's greatest living writer, Germano Almeida: an ironic and original tragic-comedy from a new voice in African literature. Everyone in Cape Verde knows Señor da Silva. Successful entrepreneur, owner of the island's first automobile, a most serious, upright, and self-made businessman, Señor da Silva is the local success story. Born an orphan, he never married, he never splurged; one good suit was good enough for him; and he never wandered from the straight and narrow.

Or so everyone thought.

But when Señor da Silva's 387-page Last Will and Testament is read aloud; a marathon task on a hot afternoon which exhausts reader after reader; there's eye-opening news, and not just for the smug nephew so certain of inheriting all Señor da Silva's property.

With his will, Señor da Silva leaves a memoir that is a touching web of elaborate self-deceptions. He desired so ardently to prosper, to be taken seriously, to join (perhaps, if they'll have him) the exclusive Grémio country club, and, most of all, to be a good man. And yet, shady deals, twists of fate, an illegitimate child: such is the lot of poor, self-critical Señor da Silva. A bit like Calvino's Mr. Palomar in his attention to protocol and in his terror of life's passions; a bit like Svevo's Zeno (a little pompous, a little old-fashioned, and often hapless), Señor da Silva moves along a deliciously blurry line between farce and tragedy: a self-important buffoon becomes a fully human, even tragic, figure in the arc of this hilarious and touching novel - translated into Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, and now, at last, English.




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Ebook The Last Will & Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo read Online! Germano de Almeida nasceu na ilha da Boavista, Cabo Verde, em 1945. Licenciou-se em Direito em Lisboa e exerce actualmente advocacia na cidade do Mindelo. Estreou-se como contista no início da década de 80, colaborando na revista Ponto & Vírgula. A sua obra de ficção representa uma nova etapa na rica história literária de Cabo Verde. Está publicada em Portugal pela Caminho e começa a despertar interesse no estrangeiro, nomeadamente o romance O Testamento do Senhor Napumoceno da Silva Araújo, do qual vários países compraram os direitos, encontrando-se já publicado no Brasil, na Itália e França. O filme de baseado nesta obra (O Testamento do Senhor Napumoceno) foi recentemente galardoado com o 1º Prémio do Festival de Cinema Latino-Americano de Gramado, no Brasil; foi igualmente distinguido com os prémios para o melhor filme e melhor actor no 8º Festival Internacional Cinematográfico de Assunción, no Paraguai.


Reviews of the The Last Will & Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo


RILEY

How many times did I read ...-not boring! )))

JACOB

This is a very predictable author. When you get a book for free, you can read it. The intrigue is present, the unbundling is clear.

LAYLA

Pozitivnenko, but naпve to the ugly.

LOUIS

Reality has surpassed expectations.

ELIZABETH

Not when you can say the book is better.




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