Those who loved Castro's book about Bossa Nova, might find his book about Rio a bit thin. No photos, less details and not many anecdotes from the last decade. Still "Carnival under Fire" offered interesting knowledge about Rio's fascinating history. And Ruy Castro knows how to write.
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With his own Carioca good humour and spellbinding storytelling gifts, Ruy Castro brings the reader thrillingly close to the flames. See all Product description.
Drawing on Rio De Janeiro's past, this work shows that even in periods of comparative calm, there has always been a palpable excitement in the air - the feeling of a carnival under fire.
Ruy Castro is a writer and journalist whose books include two classics about Bossa Nova, a biography of the immortal footballer Garrincha and an encyclopaedia of Ipanema.
Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Ruy Castro is a writer and journalist whose books include two classics about Bossa Nova, a biography of the immortal footballer Garrincha and an encyclopaedia of Ipanema. His book Bossa Nova: The Story of Brazilian Music that Seduced the World was published in the US in 2001.
by Ruy Castro & translated by John Gledson
by Ruy Castro & translated by John Gledson. Castro makes only the briefest mention of the city’s dire poverty and organized crime; his is a glorious fantasy of his ideal hometown. Fantastically successful travel propaganda.
Translated by John Gledson. Even for the cariocas, who for centuries have been putting this spectacle on and starring in it, Carnival 2003 was one for the record books. It was Carnival under fire – but there was nothing new about that. That’s the way Rio has lived during the centuries of its history – and not just in February.
Translated by John Gledson (Bloomsbury) Castro, wielding his literary brush so masterfully, has painted a vibrant portrait of the city he knows and understands like none other – a city that arguably stands today as one of the most beautiful in the world.
Ruy Castro, Rio de Janeiro: Carnival under Fire, trans. J. Gledson (New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2004), p. 102. Other subjects include ‘shoot-outs with the police’ (p. 1); ‘honest, poor people’ (p. 15); tourists in Rocinha (p. 18); capoeira (p. 57); samba schools (p. 100); and even cats (p. 83. oogle Scholar.
By (author) Ruy Castro, Translated by John Gledson. Interweaving stories from his life with tales of Rio's colourful history, Castro paints a portrait of one of the most passionate cities on earth.