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By Ruy Castro | Comments: ( 673 ) | Date: ( Apr 08, 2020 )

Ruy Castro delves into the past and present of Rio, where even in periods of comparative calm there has always been a palpable excitement in the air the feeling of a city on fire In this spellbinding fifth entry in Bloomsbury s The Writer and the City series, Rio de Janeiro s vibrant history unfolds While stiff collared poets flirted with prim young ladies in coffeehouRuy Castro delves into the past and present of Rio, where even in periods of comparative calm there has always been a palpable excitement in the air the feeling of a city on fire In this spellbinding fifth entry in Bloomsbury s The Writer and the City series, Rio de Janeiro s vibrant history unfolds While stiff collared poets flirted with prim young ladies in coffeehouses during the belle poque, revolts were being plotted that almost destroyed the city We learn how the iconic wave patterned mosaics of Copacabana pavements were baptized with blood, and how than a hundred years before the girl from Ipanema passed by, the girls from Ouvidor Street adopted French chic and never really gave it up From what is arguably the most breathtakingly beautiful city in the world, the people of Rio the Cariocas tell their stories of cannibals charming European intellectuals of elegant slaves and their shabby masters of how a casual chat between two people drinking coffee on Avenida Rio Branco could affect world coffee markets of an awe inspiring beach life of favelas, drugs, police, carnival, football, and music With his own Carioca good humor and great storytelling gifts, Ruy Castro brings the reader thrillingly close to the flames.


  • Title: Rio de Janeiro - Carnaval no Fogo
  • Author: Ruy Castro
  • ISBN: 9724147290
  • Page: 315
  • Format: None

About Author:

Ruy Castro

Rui Castro, na ortografia oficial Nasceu em 1948 Come ou como rep rter em 1967, no Correio da Manh , do Rio, e passou por todos os grandes ve culos da imprensa carioca e paulistana A partir de 1990, concentrou se nos livros Publicou, entre muitos outros, as biografias de Carmen Miranda, Garrincha e Nelson Rodrigues, e obras de reconstitui o hist rica, sobre a Bossa Nova, Ipanema e o Flamengo cidad o benem rito do Rio de Janeiro.



Comments Rio de Janeiro - Carnaval no Fogo

  • Eric Novello

    Ruy Castro faz aqui um relato apaixonado do Rio de Janeiro. É um relato que deve encantar mais aos estrangeiros, por ser tudo tão belo, tão interessante. Não que seja um Rio de Janeiro turístico o do livro, é que o Rio são muitas cidades em uma só. E seria difícil falar de todas elas em uma única publicação. Pode-se dizer até que o Rio relatado aqui em parte existe e em parte não existe mais. Eu me identifiquei com muitas das passagens, com outras revirei os olhos. Cada carioca com [...]


  • James Stewart

    Ruy Castro's slim volume on Rio de Janeiro provides the casual reader a compelling portrait of that most intriguing of cities. Providing a rapid history of the city from the first Portuguese explorers to the celebrations of the dawn of the 21st century, he tells the tale of a city that has at times been the height of fashion, that has provided the world with at least its share of memorable movie scenes, more than its requisite portion of compelling rhythms, and a plentiful supply of legends, sca [...]


  • Naeem

    This is the book you want to read after you've been to Rio. Like a movie review that you read after you've seen the film. This is my second book by Ruy Castro. His book on Bossa Nova is a masterpiece. This one doesn't get achieve that level. But then the comparison is not apt because he is writing about a city that he loves and there is no pretense of being impartial. He makes a convincing case that Rio is the most fascinating city on the planet. And he provides the book and the city with its ow [...]


  • Jill

    Yet another book from Bloomsbury's Writer and the City series. But while Edmund White's The Flaneur was written from the perspective of a longtime resident of Paris who had come to know and love the city over a decade or so of residence, by contrast, Rio de Janeiro is written from the inside, by a carioca born and bred in the city. It's difficult, in 200+ pages, to capture the feel and spirit of a city but Castro does a pretty good job of it with his evocative prose and vivid images of everythin [...]


  • Reid

    Castro is a fair writer, presenting an honest view of the city. I've never been, so I cannot base this on my own experiences. The book presents a little bit of everything which seems to be central to Rio: the nightlife, Carnival, the cuisine and, most importantly for me, the history. The problem with small books such as this one, which in a standard layout would maybe top 130 pages, is that the writer is prohibited from straying from the main path of introducing the city to the reader. I would s [...]


  • Rachel G.

    I'd give this 3.5 stars. While I loved the parts about history, some of the anecdotes, and some of the famous characters, I wasn't crazy about the overall vision, which was cliched, chauvinistic, and at times, possibly inaccurate (there's no bibliography, and I got the sense that some of the grandiose facts - Rio had the first this, Rio had the biggest that - may not be entirely accurate. Also, his views on women were particularly off - his allegation that Carioca women don't like makeup was jus [...]


  • Henrique Vogado

    Livro com samba e passeio na praia de Copacabana. Estilo desconstraído, com estórias curiosas sobre o Rio de Janeiro. A sua história, o seu desenvolvimento e como se tornou no que é hoje. Fiquei a conhecer muito mais de uma cidade de que conhecia os nomes através das novelas e não sabia onde ficavam. Interessante como no final do século XIX, Copacabana era uma zona virgem com uma praia enorme e palmeiras.Muitas expressões cariocas ao longo do livro que dão um colorido às estórias. Des [...]


  • Pedro

    O estilo de Ruy Castro é delicioso, mas o fato de ser agradável não esconde um problema do livro: a visão solar do Rio de Janeiro. Castro escreve um ensaio sem muita personalidade, em que os clichês sobre o carioca ganham mais uma camada de tinta. E um ensaio sem uma visão subjetiva perde muito de sua força.Por outro lado, sempre se aprende uma coisinha ou outra, como a explicação da importância adquirida pelo desfile das escolas de samba na década de 70. É leitura fast-food, com a f [...]


  • Ana Anderson

    After about 150 pages, I couldn't stomach Castro's smug carioca attitude anymore. Sure, okay, Rio is the best and most beautiful city in the country, the people are gorgeous and in a good mood all the time, and every year they pull off the biggest Carnaval celebration in the world without even trying all that hard. I know. But um, maybe he could have made more than a passing reference to favelas, poverty, and drug wars? Maybe he delves into those tiny complications in the last 50 pages, but I co [...]


  • Rita Lott

    THis was a delicious book to reade kind of that really leaves a taste on youRuy Castro has a captivating way to write.Or maybe he just knows too damn well what to write about!(bought it in RIo one week before carnival 2008, downtown at the Alfarrábio)


  • Jane

    Rio RevealedRui Castro is the eminent historian of Bossa Nova and tells here the city's many, many eras. Recommended for first time and repeat Rio visitors. Lots of buried treasure here, especially regarding how the Military transformed Rio in the tragic 20 year rule.


  • Hardeep

    A most excellent book on the history of rio, and cariocas.


  • Andre Blanco

    Do you want to know a little bit about Carioca's soul? You need read it.


  • Cherie

    A This little book is packed of fascinating information; Rachelle gave it to me for a Christmas gift, and it has all sorts of cultural tidbits and fascinating facts about Cariocas and Rio.


  • Michel Mendes

    Fundamental para se entender a cidade do Rio e os cariocas. Ruy Castro é um mestre e o cara perfeito para descrever quem essa cidade.Bom humor, história e cultura. Livrinho nota 10.


  • G

    A brief but interesting look into the history of Rio and how different influences have shaped the city and it's inhabitants.


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