Superb storyteller, Zélia turns them into a privileged instrument for the redemption of affective memory. Who was Jorge Amado, one day, reading a tale of dubious quality that Zélia scribbled, fished this vein of documentary. She pointed him the way and showed that it fed on its rich ancestry. This calls Zélia memoirist, for whom literature is not so much the invention, but cleared tract unraveling of memory and careful, but without squeamishness, of intimacy.
In his hands, the literature becomes, the more that confession, auscultation of the world. It is a tendency for the record and testimony, cementing not only a style almost clinical look at existence, but a way to exist. For it is the persistence of terror that Zelia, in short, treats. If Jorge Amado was a kind of involuntary biographer of Brazil, Zélia Gattai affirming itself as a great storyteller of our sentimental story. Read More