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The Celebration - Angelo, Ivan, and Colchie, Thomas (Translated by)
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In the early morning of March 31, 1970 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the annual birthday celebration of a prominent and wealthy young artist is taking place; and a train docked in Plaza Station filled with starving, drought-stricken migrant workers seeking relief gets turned away by the authorities, sparking a riot. From these seemingly unrelated events, Ivan Angelo's remarkable debut novel connects and implicates the lives of a complex of characters spanning three decades of tumultuous social and political history in ...

The Celebration 2003, Dalkey Archive Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781564782908

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The Celebration 1982, Avon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780380788088


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ISBN 038078808X
ISBN-13 9780380788088
Pages 223
Edition 1st ed
Publisher Avon Books
Published 1982
Language Portuguese
Alibris ID 14162647980

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New York. 1982. January 1982. Avon/Bard. 1st American Edition. Very Good in Wrappers. ISBN: 038078808x. Paperback Original. Translated from the Portuguese by Thomas Colchie. 223 pages. paperback. FROM THE PUBLISHER-THE TRIUMPH OF CENSORSHIP. In one of the most controversial novels to emerge from modern Brazil, Ivan Angelo tells of the strange reality of Latin America as revealed by the omissions of censorship. The time is the evening of March 30th, 1970, when a group of wealthy people gather for a birthday celebration. Simultaneously a group of migrant workers is halted from settling in the town by the police. In time the two groups become involved with each other, and the police begin their investigation, their degradation, and their torture of the workers and party-goers. If is only in the long final chapter, ‘After the Celebration, ' that the police and the reader are able to construct the horrifying climax. Upon its publication in 1976, Ivan Angelo said, ‘I hope to make the reader an accomplice not only in shaping the actual text, but in determining ifs significance, since my intention has been to provide wider participation in the terrible problems we face at the moment, in Brazil.'. inventory #1001.