The Crime of Father Amaro

The Crime of Father Amaro

Eça de Queirós Margaret Jull Costa / Dec 07, 2019
The Crime of Father Amaro E a de Queirs s novel is a lurid satire of clerical corruption in a town in Portugal during a period before and after the Paris Commune Young virile Father Amaro arrives in Leira and is taken in
  • Title: The Crime of Father Amaro
  • Author: Eça de Queirós Margaret Jull Costa
  • ISBN: 9780811215329
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • E a de Queirs s novel is a lurid satire of clerical corruption in a town in Portugal during a period before and after the 1871 Paris Commune Young, virile Father Amaro arrives in Leira and is taken in as a lodger by S o Joaneira Her budding, devout, dewy lipped daughter Am lia is soon lusted after by the young priest What ensues is a secret love affair amidst a host ofE a de Queirs s novel is a lurid satire of clerical corruption in a town in Portugal during a period before and after the 1871 Paris Commune Young, virile Father Amaro arrives in Leira and is taken in as a lodger by S o Joaneira Her budding, devout, dewy lipped daughter Am lia is soon lusted after by the young priest What ensues is a secret love affair amidst a host of compelling minor characters Canon Dias, a priest, glutton, and Sao Joaneira s lover Dona Maria da Assuncao, a wealthy widow with a roomful of religious relics, agog at any hint of sex Joao Eduardo, repressed atheist, free thinker, and suitor to Amelia Eca s incisive critique flies like a shattering mirror, jabbing everything from the hypocrisy of a rich and powerful Church, to the provincialism of Portuguese society of the time.Haunting, The Crime of Father Amaro is the ghost of a forgotten religion of tolerance, wisdom, and equality Margaret Jull Costa has rendered an exquisite translation and provides an informative introduction to a story that truly spans all ages The Crime of Father Amaro inspired a series of magnificent paintings by the Portuguese artist Paula Rego, one of which graces the cover of this edition The novel was also made into a controversial film, El Crimen del Padre Amaro by Mexican director Carlos Carrera in 2002 BOOK JACKET.
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        Jos Mar a E a de Queir s was a novelist committed to social reform who introduced Naturalism and Realism to Portugal He is often considered to be the greatest Portuguese novelist, certainly the leading 19th century Portuguese novelist whose fame was international The son of a prominent magistrate, E a de Queiroz spent his early years with relatives and was sent to boarding school at the age of five After receiving his degree in law in 1866 from the University of Coimbra, where he read widely French, he settled in Lisbon There his father, who had since married E a de Queiroz mother, made up for past neglect by helping the young man make a start in the legal profession E a de Queiroz real interest lay in literature, however, and soon his short stories ironic, fantastic, macabre, and often gratuitously shocking and essays on a wide variety of subjects began to appear in the Gazeta de Portugal By 1871 he had become closely associated with a group of rebellious Portuguese intellectuals committed to social and artistic reform and known as the Generation of 70 E a de Queiroz gave one of a series of lectures sponsored by the group in which he denounced contemporary Portuguese literature as unoriginal and hypocritical He served as consul, first in Havana 1872 74 , then in England, UK in Newcastle upon Tyne 1874 79 and in Bristol 1879 88 During this time he wrote the novels for which he is best remembered, attempting to bring about social reform in Portugal through literature by exposing what he held to be the evils and the absurdities of the traditional order His first novel, O crime do Padre Amaro 1875 The Sin of Father Amaro , 1962 , describes the destructive effects of celibacy on a priest of weak character and the dangers of fanaticism in a provincial Portuguese town A biting satire on the romantic ideal of passion and its tragic consequences appears in his next novel, O Primo Bas lio 1878 Cousin Bazilio , 1953 Caustic satire characterizes the novel that is generally considered E a de Queiroz masterpiece, Os Maias 1888 The Maias , 1965 , a detailed depiction of upper middle class and aristocratic Portuguese society His last novels are sentimental, unlike his earlier work A Cidade e as Serras 1901 The City and the Mountains , 1955 extols the beauty of the Portuguese countryside and the joys of rural life E a de Queiroz was appointed consul in Paris in 1888, where he served until his death Of his posthumously published works, Contos 1902 is a collection of short stories, and ltimas P ginas 1912 includes saints legends Translations of his works persisted into the second half of the 20th century.Source name nm0211055 bio

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    1. The lengthy procession very slowly walks along the winding path, down on the muddy road, in the valley, as the cold , misty morning rain, pours unceasingly from above, obscuring them, the streams overflow, the umbrellas help little, thoroughly drenched, they do not notice, nobody speaks, some men are in uniforms of various colors and designs, one young man nearly collapses, the women in dark clothing, and continue in the endless journey, step by monotonous step, then climbing into the clouds, as [...]


    2. N o se iludam a pensar que esta uma hist ria de amor rom ntico, sofrido, entre dois seres fadados ao desgosto.Amaro era um padre de car ter duvidoso, que abra ou o sacerd cio por imposi o familiar e n o por voca o, e Am lia, podia ser ing nua mas tinha no o do pecado que estavam a cometer e vacilava vista das contrariedades.O que E a grandioso e acutilante E a aqui nos tr s uma ac rrima cr tica, n o religi o cat lica e aos dogmas da igreja, mas a uma certa franja do clero que subvertia esses val [...]


    3. Quoting Ramalho Ortig o The book of Mr E a de Queir s offers us the first example of a work of art suggested by consideration of a problem And yet The Crime of Father Amaro is in no way a criticism of the book, is a pure art book in the highest sense of the word the drama begins, unfolds and ends in one breath, walking to their outcome, right, ruthless, as a trace scratched by fate, through that narrow province of life, to its local gossip, their petty characters, their priests, their butts, the [...]


    4. Esta novela naci con complicaciones en la d cada de 1870 en Portugal Primero apareci fraccionada en un peri dico y pas bastante desapercibida Aun as , pronto se la acus de haber plagiado un trabajo de Zola publicado por parecidas fechas con un t tulo muy similar Sea por lo que fuere, Queir s no consider definitiva su obra hasta despu s de varios retoques y ediciones, a finales de esa d cada Y fue entonces cuando la novela llam la atenci n, beneficiada por el esc ndalo que ya hab a causado su sig [...]


    5. Padre Amaro is a young Catholic priest who falls in love with young girl Amelia When this was first published this created an uproar in Portugal in 1875 because of its openly depiction of sex and forbidden love When its movie adaptation was shown in 2002, the several religious organizations in Mexico attempted to prevent its showing The movie became an international blockbuster and made Gael Garcia Bernal born 1978 a Mexican actor and director as a household name I saw that movie and I liked it [...]


    6. The first novel I read by E a de Queir s was his magnificent, meandering family saga The Maias, a masterpiece that deserves to be far better known than it is at least in the English speaking world The Crime of Father Amaro is also an excellent novel, though rather different in character its satire is savage and relentless, and it is prepared to use blunter techniques to make its points The two novels are similar in their impatience with the provincialism and backwardness as the author saw it of [...]


    7. Li este livro quando tinha 14 ou 15 anos e lembro me de ter ficado profundamente impressionada com ele.Lembro me, em particular, de ter eu pr pria sentimentos contradit rios relativamente ao livro por um lado tinha vontade de o continuar a ler, por outro, o desenrolar da hist ria causava me um imenso mau estar Os conflitos interiores, o contraste entre o que se deve ser e o que se , as apar ncias e a realidade, etc Em suma, um excelente livro.


    8. This is NOT a love story This is about the ugly corruption of power, not that it in itself is a new theme, but this was written in the mid 1800 s in Portugal, about a catholic priest who seduces a young innocent girl from his parish Of course, the young girl believes it is love, and of course, for Father Amaro it is just a roll in the creche He is so despicable and he is so well understand by our writer that the story just keeps you mesmerized You must keep reminding yourself of when and where t [...]



    9. Peguei neste livro ao fim de v rios anos de o ter Sempre gostei muitos d Os Maias e Cidade e as Serras e, confesso, as outras obras de E a que tinha lido at agora tamb m n o foram muitas mais n o tinham chegado ao mesmo n vel Por isso, foi com um certo receio que peguei n O Crime do Padre Amaro.Surpreendeu me por completo Significou o regresso s sensa es que tinha sentido ao ler as obras que mais me tinham marcado do report rio de E a As cr ticas, a an lise social, a pertin ncia das tem ticas tu [...]




    10. 6,5 de 10 Acredito que seja por causa de livros como O Crime do Padre Amaro que se criou o estigma de que os livros cl ssicos s o dif ceis de ler e ma adores Porque na realidade, achei este livro muito entediante e dif cil de ler Apenas o consegui concluir com a ajuda de um audiolivro para me manter concentrada Nunca diria que este livro foi escrito pelo mesmo autor de Os Maias ou A Cidade e as Serras.Coment rio completo em abibliotecadajoao


    11. Muy bueno Obviamente lo que me llev a este libro fue la pel cula Carlos Carrera es de mis directores preferidos, pero sinceramente desde que la vi hace varios a os pens que Gael Garc a Bernal, con lo buen actor que es, fue una muy mala elecci n Despu s de leer el libro, s lo podr a decir dos cosas respecto a la pel cula incre ble adaptaci n de Vicente Le ero del Portugal del siglo XIX al M xico del siglo XXI Felicidades Y la segunda a qui n se le ocurri que Gael era el mejor para interpretar a A [...]


    12. O Crime do Padre Amaro um retrato da sociedade Portuguesa em meados do s culo XIX e uma severa cr tica hipocrisia existente na Igreja Cat lica e vida burguesa portuguesa No entanto, apesar de ter sido escrito mais de 100 anos achei o bastante actual em alguns pontos.Um leitura bastante agrad vel pela escrita do autor e pelo ensaio ir nico desenvolvido.


    13. Publicado em 1875, O Crime do Padre Amaro romance de tese , de E a de Queir s simultaneamente uma obra prima, um documento humano e social do pa s e de uma poca, a express o liter ria de uma realidade que a hist ria confirma A narrativa recria o coloquialismo portugu ssseiweb na_ponta_lin o romance de tese visa descrever e explicar os problemas sociais sob a luz das novas ideias Neles h a cr tica, muitas vezes feroz, s institui es que servem de base para a sociedade burguesa, como o Estado, a Ig [...]



    14. Esta novela es un crimen para las emociones, la verdad El crimen del padre Amaro es r pida y con grandes personajes Todo se vuelve ir nico, incluso molesto, cuando te das cuenta de toda la hipocres a y chismorreo de la entidad eclesi stica Curas, monaguillos, padres, can nigos todos son viles, con privilegios inmerecidos las beatas son hip critas, chismosas, y se valen de una falsa mojigater a para desprestigiar a los dem s Existe una doble moral incre blemente despiadada.Los personajes principa [...]


    15. Why is this so good It is superbly vivid When the characters are slurping their fish stew, belching loudly, or sitting playing cards by the glow of the gas lamp we are hovering at their elbows, our senses almost physically assailed by the power of the description It is a brilliant evocation of small minded provincialism, religious hypocrisy, sex, and power It is not, in itself, a criticism of Christianity there are a few morally good characters, priests among them it is the Pharisees who are ske [...]


    16. Extremamente antigo e tristemente atual N o sei se, por isso, devamos achar E a um m ximo ou Portugal um m nimo Talvez os dois.


    17. El crimen del padre Amaro es una cr tica a la burgues a y a algunos personajes del clero en el siglo XIX.Sorprende algunos pensamientos y comportamientos de los curas para cuando a los dem s les hac an tener una vida casi pura para poder acceder al cielo.Nada de pasar hambre, nada de vivir en parroquias de pueblo, ellos ten an que vivir bien.En ese libro el nico personaje que vale la pena por su bondad es el Abad Ferrao.En cuanto a comparar el libro con la pel cula, nada que ver La pel cula est [...]


    18. An edited version of this article was first published as Book Review The Crime of Father Amaro by Jos Maria de E a de Queiroz on Blogcritics.I haven t written a book review in a while, and that is because I had been preoccupied with reading this massive work by Jos Maria de E a de Queiroz, none other than his most famous novel, entitled The Crime of Father Amaro And after reading it, I was blown away.Well, tradition dictates that I narrate a brief synopsis of the book, and this is relatively eas [...]



    19. Re read Project Read originally in Portuguese in the 80s in my E a de Queiroz phase Her old religious devotion was reborn, full of sentimental fervour she felt an almost physical love for the Church she would have liked to embrace and to plant lingering kisses on the altar, the organ, the missal, the saints, on heaven itself, because she made no real distinction between them and Amaro they seemed to her mere appendages of his being In The Crime of Father Amaro by E a de Queiroz, translated by Ma [...]


    20. Este livro ilustra bem a religi o e a hipocrisia existente em alguns c rculos da mesma.O senhor padre Amaro, essa figura fraca de corpo e de esp rito um santo A sua mera presen a faz com que os doentes e aleijados se sintam automaticamente revigorados e as velhas beatas se prostem em ora o.No entanto, essa figura celestial um nojento, um devasso que utiliza a sua posi o e influ ncia sobre pessoas desesperadas e facilmente influenci veis para corremper.Pela calada, este indiv duo mente, engana, s [...]


    21. O aspecto que mais se deve salientar neste romance a evolu o do Padre Amaro de jovem padre de quem sentimos pena pelo sofrimento de n o poder ser apenas mais um homem passa a amante controlador, violento e hip crita No meio disto tudo, tamb m n o foi a Am lia a minha personagem favorita, mas sim o Abade Ferr o, consolador, terno e genu no.N o querendo entrar em favoritismos, acho que este foi o livro de E a de Queir s que mais me interessou pela parte da s tira Por vezes, a realidade contada t o [...]



    22. E a de Queir z dos meus autores portugueses favoritos J li v rios livros dele mas, nunca tinha lido o livro em quest o Apenas havia visto h v rios anos a adapta o cinematogr fica com a Soraia Chaves e o Jorge Corrula Grosso modo, sabia a trama principal do livro embora, certos pormenores, me fossem desconhecidos.De qualquer forma, gostei bastante do livro mais uma obra marcada pela enorme sagacidade e perspic cia do autor Marcada tamb m pelo humor, pela ironia e, acima de tudo pela cr tica socia [...]


    23. El crimen del padre Amaro es una obra sensacional, precisa y elegante S , aunque suene extra o por el tema escabroso que, gracias al t tulo y al cine, nos aproximamos a una idea Queir s maneja el tema, a m parecer, de una manera magistral, con un punto de vista especialmente cr tico Es implacable Recuerda mucho al naturalismo de Zol , sin llegar a los florilegios te ricos en los que el franc s coloca su apuesta Esta especie de realismo de Queir s no s lo maneja la complejidad humana individual s [...]



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