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Sobre a Terra Somos Belos por um Instante (Em Portugues do Brasil) Paperback – January 1, 2019

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rocco (January 1, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ Portuguese Brazilian
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 6555320036
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-6555320039
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
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Ocean Vuong is the author of the debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, out from Penguin Press (2019) and forthcoming in 12 other languages worldwide. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, his honors include fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, and the Pushcart Prize.

Vuong's writings have been featured in The Atlantic, Harpers, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. Selected by Foreign Policy magazine as a 2016 100 Leading Global Thinker, alongside Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki-Moon and Justin Trudeau, Ocean was also named by BuzzFeed Books as one of “32 Essential Asian American Writers” and has been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” PBS NewsHour, Teen Vogue, VICE, The Fantastic Man, and The New Yorker.

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he serves as an Assistant Professor in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at Umass-Amherst.

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Fernanda Abreu
4.0 out of 5 stars Um tantinho confuso, mas ainda assim bem bonito!
Reviewed in Brazil 🇧🇷 on August 1, 2021
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Marcelo Barreiros
4.0 out of 5 stars Pelo lindo título, esperava mais do livro
Reviewed in Brazil 🇧🇷 on July 30, 2021
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Mary Lou Rebelo
5.0 out of 5 stars Contando para a mãe analfabeta quem ele é
Reviewed in Brazil 🇧🇷 on July 6, 2021
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4.0 out of 5 stars Doloroso
Reviewed in Brazil 🇧🇷 on March 28, 2022
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4.0 out of 5 stars Doloroso
Reviewed in Brazil 🇧🇷 on March 28, 2022
Existem certos escritores que fazem das palavras mais que uma ferramenta narradora de histórias, transformando-as em sentimentos que ressoam além do comum. Com maestria eles as moldam, aglutinando-as de forma tal que se tornam parte daqueles que as vislumbra, proporcionando assim ao leitor uma imersão sinérgica completa.
Ocean Vuong pode ser considerado um deles. O jovem nascido em Saigon, já conhecido pelo livro de poesia “Céu noturno crivado de balas”, firma-se com o seu primeiro – e não menos poético – romance, onde partes de sua vida real mesclam-se à ficção, criando assim uma obra diferenciada: uma prosa poética, se assim podermos definir.
Ao nos apresentar o personagem apelidado de Cachorrinho, e acompanhar a redação de uma longa carta confessional que nunca será lida para a mãe, nos conectamos a um relacionamento familiar onde amor e dor coexistem paradoxalmente, perpetuando assim uma espiral de frustação, mágoa e violência que ocorre dia após dia, não só dos atos vindos dos outros para com o protagonista, mas também dele em à relação a si mesmo e aos outros.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bom da nova geração
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