Phar Lap by Helen TownsendThe story of Phar Lap is more than the story of just a great racehorse, its a rags-to-riches thriller about a horse that in a sense embodied the soul of Australia during the Great Depression. Phar Lap was a freak. He was the battlers horse, saved from the slaughterhouse by an impoverished trainer with fanatical bloodline theories, who turned out to be one of the greatest racehorses the world has ever seen. His unerring ability to defeat the best thoroughbreds of the time with such ease and grace endeared him to the depressed workers and the unemployed. But hat same ability rocked the foundations of the racing establishment. The wealthy owners, bookmakers and racketeers drove him from Australia to America where he competed in the richest race in the world, and where he died in agony, cradled in the arms of his dedicated strapped.
Phar Lap was so loved that his death plunged the nation into mourning. Flags were flown at half mast in Australia and newspapers in America ran his obituary on black-bordered front pages.
Ribeiro, Joa?o Ubaldo 1941-2014
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O livro se volta as origens do Reconcavo Baiano para recriar quase quatro seculos da 'Viva o povo brasileiro' se desenvolve em grande parte no seculo XIX.
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View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Prefacios de Rodrigo Lacerda e Geraldo Carneiro Esta edicao especial marca os trinta anos de publicacao de um dos mais importantes romances surgidos na literatura brasileira no seculo XX. Viva o povo brasileiro, exuberante e complexa metafora da formacao de nossa identidade nacional, e obra monumental que ja nasceu classica, instaurando novo olhar ficcional sobre o passado do Brasil. A violencia fisica e simbolica, os abismos sociais e os privilegios que os acentuam, a constituicao de uma elite autoritaria sao encenados ao longo desta narrativa polifonica e lirica, muitas vezes ironica, que cobre quatrocentos anos de historia. Poucas obras antigiram esse mesmo nivel de complexidade, e pouquissimas alcancaram exito semelhante ao de Viva o Povo Brasileiro.
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