Dalton Trevisan

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Dalton Jérson Trevisan (born 14 June 1925) is a Brazilian author of short stories. He has been described as an "acclaimed short-story chronicler of lower-class mores and popular dramas."[1] Trevisan won the 2012 Prémio Camões, the leading Portuguese-language author prize, valued at 100,000.[2]

His short stories are inspired in the daily life of his home city of Curitiba, though featuring characters and situations of universal meaning. His extremely concise and refined tales have been called "Haikus in prose". They are often based on dialogue, using a popular language, and underline the torturing and absurd aspects of everyday life. Often brutal, his narratives can be considered the reverse of moral tales, exposing a culture of perversion and violence underlying middle class hypocrisy.[3]

As of 2012, only one of his books has been translated into English, The Vampire of Curitiba, in 1972.[4]

Works[edit]

  • Abismo de Rosas (1976)
  • Ah, É? (1994)
  • A Faca No Coração (1975)
  • A Guerra Conjugal (1969)
  • A Polaquinha (1985) (novel)
  • Arara Bêbada (2004)
  • A Trombeta do Anjo Vingador (1977)
  • Capitu Sou Eu (2003)
  • Cemitério de Elefantes (1964)
  • 111 Ais (2000)
  • Chorinho Brejeiro (1981)
  • Contos Eróticos (1984)
  • Crimes de Paixão (1978)
  • Desastres do Amor (1968)
  • Dinorá - Novos Mistérios (1994)
  • 234 (1997)
  • Em Busca de Curitiba Perdida (1992)
  • Essas Malditas Mulheres (1982)
  • Gente Em Conflito (com Antônio de Alcântara Machado) (2004)
  • Lincha Tarado (1980)
  • Macho não ganha flor (2006)
  • Meu Querido Assassino (1983)
  • Morte na Praça (1964)
  • Mistérios de Curitiba (1968)
  • Noites de Amor em Granada
  • Novelas nada Exemplares (1959)
  • 99 Corruíras Nanicas (2002)
  • O Grande Deflorador (2002)
  • O Pássaro de Cinco Asas (1974)
  • O Rei da Terra (1972)
  • O Vampiro de Curitiba (1965) (The Vampire of Curitiba)
  • Pão e Sangue (1988)
  • Pico na veia (2002)
  • Primeiro Livro de Contos (1979)
  • Quem tem medo de vampiro? (1998)
  • Vinte Contos Menores (1979)
  • Virgem Louca, Loucos Beijos (1979)
  • Vozes do Retrato - Quinze Histórias de Mentiras e Verdades (1998)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vieira, Nelson H. (Winter 1990). "World literature in review: Portuguese". World Literature Today 64 (1): 85. 9610220281. "As Brazil's acclaimed short-story chronicler of lower-class mores and popular dramas, Dalton Trevisan infuses his twenty-second publication with twenty-two narratives of blood-soaked violence, primarily the domestic kind frequently splashed across lurid tabloids that sensationalize the conjugal warfare between oppressive husbands and oppressed wives." 
  2. ^ "Literature: Brazilian author Dalton Trevisan awarded "Camões Prize" – Portugal". Portuguese American Journal. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story
  4. ^ "Prize: Prémio Camões". Literary Saloon. complete review. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 

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