Aguiar, Adonias (1915–1990)

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Aguiar, Adonias (1915–1990)

Adonias Aguiar (Adonias Filho; Aguiar Filho; Adonias; b. 27 November 1915; d. 4 August 1990), Brazilian novelist. Set largely in the author's native state of Bahia, Adonias Filho's fiction blends the social themes of the regionalist novel of the 1930s and early 1940s with the existential and metaphysical concerns of the psychological novel that began to emerge at the same time. Such works as Memórias de Lázaro (1952), Corpo vivo (1962), and O forte (1965) juxtapose multiple levels of time and space in a dense, poetic, elliptical style, creating a dreamy atmosphere in which human beings fulfill their frequently tragic destinies.

See alsoLiterature: Brazil .

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Thomas Deveny, "Narrative Techniques in Adonias Filho's Memórias de Lázaro," in Hispania 63, no. 2 (1980): 321-327.

Fred P. Ellison, "The Schizophrenic Narrator and the Myth of Renewal in Memórias de Lázaro," in From Linguistics to Literature: Romance Studies Offered to Francis M. Rogers (1981).

Additional Bibliography

Araújo, Vera Lúcia Romariz Correia de. Palavra de deuses, memória de homens: Diálogo de culturas na ficção de Adonias Filho. Maceió: EDUFAL, 1999.

Paranhos, Maria da Conceição. Adonias Filho: Representação épica da forma dramática. Salvador: Fundação Casa de Jorge Amado, 1990.

                                    Randal Johnson

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