ISSN 2359-4101

Brazilian Literature in Translation / Literatura Brasileña en Traducción

Issue / Numero

year/año: 2012
issue/numero: # 06






The book:








Opisanie Swiata
Veronica Stigger
Original title: Opisanie Swiata
ISBN: 978-85-405-0462-2
Publication year: 2013
Original publishing house: Cosac Naify
Number of pages: 160
Total printing in Brazil: 1.500 copies




SYNOPSIS 
Opisanie swiata means “description of the world”. The title is taken from the Polish translation of “Il Milione”, Marco Polo’s travel journal. The novel recounts the journey of Opalka, a Polish man who lived in Brazil in the 1930s. He receives a letter from Natanael, his unknown son, who is on the verge of death, and decides to travel to the Amazon to meet him. During his journey he meets Bopp, an eccentric Brazilian tourist who decides to abandon his tour of Europe and travel with him.


PRESS REVIEWS 
Manoel Ricardo de Lima. “Singular e imaginativo, livro de Veronica Stigger é um alento” (Singular and imaginative, Veronica Stigger’s book is a breath of fresh air). Prosa e Verso. O Globo, 5 October 2013 http://oglobo.globo.com/blogs/prosa/posts/2013/10/05/resenha-de-opisanieswiata-de-veronica-stigger-511205.asp


Luiz Costa Lima. “Como uma cebola, tem camadas o enredo” (Multi-layered plot, like an onion). Valor Econômico. 5 November 2013


Alexandre Nodari. “Volta ao mundo” (Trip around the world). Blog Cosac Naify. 21 November 2013

http://editora.cosacnaify.com.br/blog/?p=15144


Eduardo Jorge. “As contingências de Veronica Stigger” (The contingencies of Veronica Stigger). Estudos Lusófonos. 30 November 2013

http://etudeslusophonesparis4.blogspot.com.br/2013/11/ascontingencias-de-veronica-stigger.html


Pádua Fernandes. “Opisanie swiata”: a antropofagia política de Veronica Stigger. (Opisanie swiata: Veronica Stigger’s political cannibalism) O palco e o mundo. 12 September 2013

http://opalcoeomundo.blogspot.com.br/2013/09/opisanie-swiataantropofagia-politica.html


Alexandre Luchese. “Na estrada com Veronica Stigger” (On the road with Veronica Stigger). Jornal do Comércio. 30 August 2013


Fábio Prikladnicki. “Veronica Stigger narra viagem de polonês ao Brasil em seu primeiro romance”. (Veronica Stigger tells story of Polish man’s trip to Brazil in first novel) Zero Hora. 29 August 2013 

http://zh.clicrbs.com.br/rs/ entretenimento/noticia/2013/08/veronica-stigger-narra-viagem-depolones-

ao-brasil-em-seu-primeiroromance-4251066.html


Ubiratan Brasil. Veronica Stigger estreia no romance com o premiado “Opisanie swiata”. (Veronica Stigger debuts with award-winning novel ‘Opisanie swiata’)

O Estado de S. Paulo. 17 December 2013

http://www.estadao.com.br/noticias/arteelazer,veronica-stigger-estreia-noromance-com-o-premiado-opisanieswiata-11093390.htm


AWARDS

Winner, Prêmio Machado de Assis, Brazilian National Library Foundation – Novel (2013)

Winner, Prêmio São Paulo – Debut Author Over 40 (2014)

Winner, Prêmio Açorianos de Literatura – Long Narrative (2014)

3rd Place, Prêmio Jabuti – Novel (2014) Finalist, Prêmio Portugal Telecom - Novel (2014)





The author



Veronica Antonine Stigger
Pen name:
Veronica Stigger

• Other books:

Short Stories (including collected short stories): O trágico e outras comédias. Coimbra: Angelus Novus, 2003. 79p.

O trágico e outras comédias. Rio de Janeiro: 7Letras, 2004. 68p.

Gran Cabaret Demenzial. São Paulo: Cosac Naify, 2007. 128p.

Os anões. São Paulo: Cosac Naify, 2010. 60p.

Massamorda. São Paulo: Dobra, 2011. 40p.

Delírio de Damasco. Florianópolis: Cultura e Barbárie, 2012. 80p.

Minha novela. Florianópolis: Cultura e Barbárie, 2013. 76p.

Sur. Buenos Aires: Grumo, 2013. 80p.

Revoltijo. Córdoba: La Sofía Cartonera, 2014.


Children’s Literature:

Dora e o sol. São Paulo: 34. 24p.

Onde a onça bebe água. São Carlos: SESC São Carlos, 2012. (co-written with Eduardo Viveiros de Castro)


Novels: 

Opisanie swiata. São Paulo: Cosac Naify: 2013. 160p.







The Translator

Zoe Perry



Publication rights


Heloisa Jahn, Publisher at Cosac Naify or the author, Veronica Stigger

Rua General Jardim 770/2 CEP 01223-010 São Paulo, Brazil

+55 (11) 3218 1448

heloisa.jahn@cosacnaify.com.br

veronicastigger@gmail.com







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