And Still the Earth

And Still the Earth

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By Ignácio De Loyola Brandão

Translated by Ellen Watson

ISBN: 9781564788719

Publication Date: 5/16/2013

Welcome to São Paulo, Brazil, in the not too distant future. Water is scarce, garbage clogs the city, movement is restricted, and the System—sinister, omnipotent, secret—rules its subjects' every moment and thought. Here, middle-aged Souza lives a meaningless life in a world where hope is a lie and all memory of the past is forbidden. A classic novel of "dystopia," looking back to Orwell’s 1984 and forward to Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, And Still the Earth stands with Loyola Brandão’s Zero as one of the author’s greatest, and darkest, achievements.


"Mr. Brandão is relentlessly harsh and raw, with a pronounced taste for the bizarre underside of urban life." —Larry Rohter, New York Times

Biographical Information

Ignácio de Loyola Brandão began his career writing film reviews and went on to work for one of the principal newspapers in São Paulo. Initially banned in Brazil, his novel Zero went on to win the prestigious Brasilia Prize and become a controversial bestseller. Brandão is the author of more than a half-dozen works of fiction, including And Still the Earth, Zero, Teeth Under the Sun, and The Good-Bye Angel.

Ellen Watson is an American translator, poet, and teacher. She is the director of The Poetry Center at Smith College and Lecturer in the English Department, as well as a poetry editor for The Massachusetts Review. Her translations include And Still the Earth and Zero.