Raduan Nassar (born November 27, 1935, in Pindorama, São Paulo) is a Brazilian writer. The son of Lebanese immigrants, he moved to São Paulo when he was a teenager. He studied Law and Philosophy at the University of São Paulo. In 1970, he wrote Um Copo de Cólera, published in 1978. His literary debut was in 1975, when Lavoura Arcaica was released. The Brazilian cinema adapted both of his books (see the article Lavoura Arcaica (To the left of the father)). In 1997, Menina a Caminho, a book of short stories written during the 1960s and 70s, was released.
Despite great critical acclaim, Nassar retired from writing in 1984, claiming he had lost interest in literature and wanted to work with agriculture instead.As a landowner, Nassar dedicated himself to commercial farming until 2011, when he donated the entire farm to the Federal University of São Carlos, on the condition that it should become a new campus. He has also donated much of his real estate and invested in local charity, retiring then to a small farm.
In 2016, Nassar was acclaimed the winner of the 2016 Camões Prize,the most prestigious award of the Portuguese language literature.
Reviewing A Cup of Rage in British daily newspaper The Guardian , Nicholas Lezard found it to be "a burning coal of a work", adding, "You may consider a book this short to be scarcely worthy of the name, but it packs more power into its scant 47 pages than most books do into five or 10 times as many. Each of its seven chapters comes not only as an unbroken paragraph but as a single sentence: you have to read carefully to keep track, and once you have finished you will want to read it again. The writing is chewy – dense, tough, but well worth the effort".
Francisco Buarque de Hollanda, popularly known simply as Chico Buarque, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer, playwright, writer, and poet. He is best known for his music, which often includes social, economic, and cultural reflections on Brazil.
Hilda Hilst was a Brazilian poet, novelist, and playwright. She is lauded as one of the most important Portuguese-language authors of the twentieth century. Her work touches on the themes of mysticism, insanity, the body, eroticism, and female sexual liberation. Hilst greatly revered the work of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett and the influence of their styles like stream of consciousness and fractured reality in her own work.
The Camões Prize, named after Luís de Camões, is the most important prize for literature in the Portuguese language. It is awarded annually by the Portuguese Direção-Geral do Livro, dos Arquivos e das Biblioteca and the Brazilian Fundação Biblioteca Nacional to the author of an outstanding oeuvre of work written in Portuguese. The monetary award is of €100,000, making it among the richest literary prizes in the world.
Lygia Fagundes da Silva Telles is a Brazilian novelist and writer. Educated as a lawyer, she began publishing soon after she completed high school and simultaneously worked as a solicitor and writer throughout most of her career. She is a recipient of the Camões Prize, the highest literary award of the Portuguese language and her works have received honors and awards from Brazil, Chile and France. She was elected as the third woman in the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 1985 and holds Chair 16.
Rogério Mücke Ceni is a Brazilian football manager and former player who played as a goalkeeper, and is the current manager of Flamengo.
João Ubaldo Ribeiro was a Brazilian writer, journalist, screenwriter and professor. Several of his books and short stories have been turned into movies and TV series in Brazil. Ribeiro was a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, being elected in 1994. At the time of his death many considered him to be Brazil's greatest contemporary novelist.
Antonio Candido de Mello e Souza was a Brazilian writer, professor, sociologist and literary critic. As a critic of Brazilian literature, he is regarded as having been one of the foremost scholars on the subject by Brazilian universities. He was the co-winner of the Prêmio Jabuti for essays in 1965 and was awarded the Prêmio Machado de Assis in 1993, the Camões Prize in 1998 and the Alfonso Reyes International Prize in 2005.
Selton Figueiredo Mello is a Brazilian actor and film director. Since his childhood, he acted on TV shows. Now he works on TV, movies and theater. Throughout his career, he developed a strong and solid experience in cinema, producing and directing movies and videoclips, and being publicly and critically acclaimed for it. The actor hosted Tarja Preta, a TV show about culture and independent movies, from 2004 until 2008.
Luiz Fernando Carvalho is a Brazilian filmmaker and television director, known for works closely linked to literature that constitute a renovation in Brazilian audiovisual aesthetics. He has already brought to the screen works by Ariano Suassuna, Raduan Nassar, Machado de Assis, Eça de Queirós, Roland Barthes, Clarice Lispector, Milton Hatoum, José Lins do Rego and Graciliano Ramos, among others.
To the Left of the Father is a 2001 Brazilian drama film produced, written, directed and edited by Luiz Fernando Carvalho, based on the novel of the same name by Raduan Nassar. The film follows a man who returns to his father's home after many years and falls in love with his sister. In 2015, the Brazilian Film Critics Association (Abraccine) placed To the Left of the Father among their list of 100 Greatest Brazilian Films of All Time
Raul Christiano Machado Cortez was a Brazilian actor. He was born in São Paulo and was the father of actress Lígia Cortez. He worked in television, theater and movies. Cortez died of pancreatic cancer in 2006, aged 73.
Domingo(Sunday) is the eighth studio album released by Brazilian rock band Titãs. The album became a gold record in Brazil. It is the second Titãs album produced by Jack Endino.
Aluizio Abranches was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He directed the features films "Um Copo de Cólera", "As Três Marias" and "Do Começo ao Fim". His latest movie is the romantic comedy "Bem Casados", successfully released in December 2015.
A Glass of Rage is a Brazilian drama movie made in 1999. It is the first feature film directed by Aluizio Abranches. The screenplay is based on the work of the Brazilian writer Raduan Nassar.
Dois Irmãos is a Brazilian miniseries that premiered on 9 January and ended on 20 January 2017. It was developed and directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho and written by Maria Camargo based on the novel of the same name by Milton Hatoum.
Denise Del Vecchio Falótico is a Brazilian actress.
Felipe Machado is a Brazilian journalist, writer and musician. He is currently the Communications Director for Worldfund, a nonprofit organization with educational projects. His journalistic career includes leading positions at a few of Brazil's most relevant media companies, such as ‘O Estado de S. Paulo’, ‘R7’ and ‘Diário de S.Paulo’. As a writer, he produced 2 novels, 2 non-fiction works and an award-winning children's book. In music, he started in 1985 as the guitarist and co-founder of the heavy metal band Viper, playing in all the band's releases and concerts until recent days. In 2016, he also released his first solo album as singer, songwriter and guitar player named FM Solo.
Maria Rita Kehl,ORB is a Brazilian psychoanalist, journalist, poet, essayist, cronista and literary critic. In 2010, she won the Jabuti Award in the category "Education, Psychology and Psychoanalysis" and the Human Rights Award from the Brazilian government "in the Media and Human Rights category".
The "Copo americano" is a 190 ml capacity model of drinking cup developed by the São Paulo based Nadir Figueiredo company in 1947. It is the most common item of glassware in Brazil, with over 6 billion units having been produced since its creation. It is used throughout casual restaurants and bars in the country, and also considered as a standard unit of measure for Brazilian recipes.
Inocência Luciano dos Santos Mata is a Lisbon-based essayist and academic from São Tomé and Príncipe. Her work as a professor and researcher at the University of Lisbon's School of Letters is focused on Portuguese-language literature and post-colonial studies.