The Autor

Guimarães Rosa

Guimarães Rosa

Guimarães Rosa is not easy to explain. Most of the time author and books get so mixed that you can’t distinguish then. His interviews merge with the his characters dialogs. Summarize him is not recommended because  every single aspect in his life was well thought and planned. Each interview, each word, written or spoken, were studied several times before given thus there are no mistakes.

Many times people say they have idols. Before I started to consider wrinting  about about João Guimarães Rosa I realized the he is a myth, an idol, that his family cuddly called Joãozito.

I believe that people reading this site are here to know a little bit more about him. I will include here some biographic facts and I will reach my aim if, at least on a few people this material arise some curiosity about the culture and backstage of his life and books. His legacy is much more than only words edited and written. Guimarães is an example of good will and competence.

It will be an achievement, if I get people to ler more about culture and history troughout sport.


Biography

Click here (In Portuguese) and check out a scientific manuscript that disserts about who was Guimarães Rosa, and his mysterious death.

GUIMARÃES, a bird watcher

His bird admiration is notorious. If you want to know more about the birds in Grande Sertão Veredas,  Click here (Portuguese)

Brazilian Academy of Letters

He was welcomed by Afonso Arinos to occupy chair number 2 becoming an Immortal of Academia. Click here  to check out his speech and more information about it.

Grande Sertão Veredas

Sua principal obra, como gosto de dizer, a menina dos olhos dourados de Guimarãaes. Caso alguem queira ler a obra, para fazer o download em PDF CLIQUE AQUI.

Para escrever Grande Sertão Veredas, Guimarães Rosa precisou de um pouco de inspiração sertaneja, e em 19 de maio de 1952, ele saiu acompanhando uma boiada, por 10 dias e 250 km, até a Fazenda São Francisco, em Araçai. Esta viagem foi cuidadosamente anotada em um diário, que mais tarde deu origem a um livro, A Boiada, tambem dispónivel para DOWNLOAD. 

Na época recebeu três prêmios nacionais: o Machado de Assis, do Instituto Nacional do Livro em 1961 o Carmen Dolores Barbosa, de São Paulo em 1957; e a Paula Brito, do Rio de Janeiro. A publicação fez com que Guimarães Rosa encabeçasse a lista tríplice, composta por Clarice Lispector e João Cabral de Melo Neto, como os melhores escritores da terceira geração modernista brasileiro.

Em 2002 recebeu do The Guardian, o prêmio dos 100 melhores livros de todos os tempos.

Phone

+55 31 9 9208-0696

E-mail

diretor@caminhosderosa.com.br