Ângelo, Ivan (1936–)

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Ângelo, Ivan (1936–)

Ivan Ângelo (b. 1936), Brazilian novelist, short story writer, and journalist. Born in Minas Gerais, Ângelo began his literary career in 1956 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, as an editor of the literary journal Complemento. Three years later he published a collection of short stories, Homem sofrendo no quarto, for which he was honored with the Prêmio Belo Horizonte. In 1966 he moved to São Paulo and began a career with the newspaper Jornal da Tarde, becoming editor in chief in 1984. Ângelo's very successful and highly political novel A festa (1976) details, in a fragmented style, life in Brazil under military rule in the early 1970s. A Casa de vidro: Cinco histórias do Brasil (1979) is a critical investigation of Brazilian society. A collection of dynamic short stories, A face horrível (1986), reveals the author's commitment to facing the social issues affecting the country. His novel Pode me beijar se quiser won the 1999 prize of the Paulista Art Critics Association.

See alsoLiterature: Brazil .


Emir Rodríguez Monegal, "Writing Fiction Under the Censor's Eye," in World Literature Today, 53 (Winter 1979): 19-22.

Candace Slater, "A Triple Vision of Brazil," in Review: Latin American Literature and Art, 32 (January-May 1984): 13-15.

Robert E. Di Antonio, "The Confluence of Mythic, Historical, and Narrative Impulses in Ivan Angelo's A Festa," in International Fiction Review, 14 (Winter 1987): 18-22.

Nelson H. Vieira, "Ivan Angelo," in Dictionary of Brazilian Literature, edited by Irwin Stern (1988); pp. 29-30.

Additional Bibliography

Sternberg, Ricardo da Silveira Lobo. "Celebrating the Celebration." Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, 26: 1-2 (Fall-Winter 2001–2002): 241-253.

                                     Gary M. Vessels