Antonio Carlos Villaca
- Category : Writer
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (36,45,59)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 3
Antonio Carlos Villaça ( Rio de Janeiro , August 31 of 1928 - May 29 of 2005 ) was a writer Brazil . Journalist , lecturer and translator , recognized as one of the major memoirists in your area in Brazil. Received in 2001 , for his body of work, the Machado de Assis Prize , awarded by the Brazilian Academy of Letters .
Antonio Carlos Villaça (full name: Antonio Carlos Rocha Villaça) was born in Rio de Janeiro on August 31, 1928, son of Joaquim Rocha Ortigão Villaça and Dora Villaça. He attended primary and gymnasium at the College Tijuca Uruguay, Conde de Bonfim, and the classic in Lafayette Institute (1937-1946). He studied law for two years (1947-1948) at PUC still on Rua São Clemente. At sixteen, in April 1945, debuted as an author publishing his essay Profile of a statesman of the Republic , on the Baron of Rio Branco , which earned him the Medal White River from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1946). Tried the monastic life in the Monastery of São Bento in Rio de Janeiro in 1949, but the following year came out. In the monastery would read books and more books of Benedictine spirituality, and patristic history of monasticism. Ended up going to the Dominican Convent in São Paulo (Streets Cauibi, 126 - Vila Mariana) where he lived one year (1951-1952). He attended one year of philosophy at the Long River Seminary (1953). In 1954 he launched the literary life in Rio, collaborating on various media outlets, set amidst the Daily News , the Morning Post , Tribune Media , The Journal and Journal of the Brazil . In the latter, kept a daily column about religious matters from 1958 to 1961. Lecturer, traveled all over Brazil, from Rio Branco to Porto Alegre. Toured the United States and Canada in 1957. "I was very light, very young, walked so much for all that. I wanted to know, we wanted to see, wanted to read, wanted to go to movies, go to theater, was very available, very free. " 1 Visited Jacques Maritain , in Princeton , and Thomas Merton , the Trappist Abbey of Gethsemani. In 1966 he went to Europe where he lived one year, especially in Paris. In 1967, back to Rio, went to live at the Hotel Bela Vista, in Santa Teresa. "I went for a few days only. I ended up spending seventeen and months. Always the same room, third floor." 2
Published a series of memoirs very well received by critics: The Nose of the Dead (1970 - Tortoise Literature Prize ), The Ring (1972), The Book of Anthony (1974) and Bishop (1975). "Villaça wrote a masterpiece, The Nose of the Dead , which was hailed by critics as a highlight of our memoirs, placed above Joaquim Nabucco , the Gilberto Amado and Pedro Nava . In fact, I wrote better than all of them had only a more modest existence, nothing spectacular about his life. Few write so well, so cleanly and so deeply. " 3 He returned to Europe in 1972 to interview Jacques Maritain to the Journal of the Brazil . Essayist, launched in 1974 the History of Religious Issue in 1975 and The Catholic Thought of Brazil . Her critical studies have been published in books Encounters (1974), Literature and Life (1976), Theme and Turns (1976) and Mystics, Philosophers and Poets (1976). Despite having failed to enter the priesthood, became an important representative of the thought Brazilian Catholic , very active in Centro Dom Vital , at the time was run by Alceu Amoroso Lima .
He was a member of the State Board of Culture of Rio de Janeiro from 1975 to 1983. On May 13, 1976 was sworn in PEN Club of Brazil , succeeding Murilo Mendes . The August 10, 1977 was sworn in Fluminense Academy. In 1979 he became vice-president of the Pen Club of Brazil, and from June 1984 went to live in a room in the clubhouse, on the Praia do Flamengo, who in his book Tasting called "the viewpoint of the Flemish", by Because of the view, and where he would remain until shortly before his death: "... And I lean over the balcony and look at the sea I see Niterói, in the distance I see the whiteness of Icaraí I see the Rio-Niterói bridge." 4 . In 1981 he received the Estacio de Sa prize. Visited Portugal in 1982 at the invitation of Portuguese institutions and became a member of the Brazilian Academy of Art . In 1983 he received the Order of Academic Palms of France. He also worked in children's literature The discovery of the hill (1984). On November 21, 1984 was sworn in as a member of the Brazilian Historical and Geographical Institute . In 1989 gave the inaugural conference of the Brazilian Academy of Philosophy , of which he was a founding member and secretary general.
In 1998 he published the diary Faxinal of Heaven , about his experience at the University of Professor, project qualification of teachers Paraná government that was invited to participate as speaker. "Here it is so quiet, so peaceful, so quiet. Only the harmonious singing of birds. Only, And sometimes more daring or faster or restless birds collide suddenly closed against the window glass. It's almost a shock. And there are crickets, more insistent in winter. And there is the great characteristic of the silent kill. " 5 In 2003 he received the Machado de Assis Prize of the Brazilian Academy of Letters for lifetime achievement. He died on May 29, 2005 in St. Louis House in Cashew. "He lived modestly and was modestly. Monastic patience faced with hardships and needs. But it was rich in friends. Befriended almost all Brazilian literature in the twentieth century. " 6 "Owner of gigabytes of memory, had memorized excerpts from thousands of books to read, since the days of the seminar and its passages in the cloisters of some monastic orders did not arrive . to completely fill your longing for eternity " 7 On the mission of the writer, wrote in a letter to Villaça Walk Edmilson: "... Being a writer is first and foremost a position on life Regardless of writing An option A choice. A style. Being an artist is not to ally himself never to powerful forces of this world, is to be free. It does not say, non possumus, the forces of money, power, mediocrity. " 8 On the literary style of Antonio Carlos Villaça (which we have a sample below), wrote Paul Amador: 9
Because nature is strictly formal and literary second difference there is between Villaça and the rest of the memoir: the phrase. Instead of apparatuses that usually accompany the revelation of political or literary memory, option, conscious and artistically accomplished by a text that resembles the harmonious simplicity of plainchant. The noun phrase. Clara De monophonic line. Spiritualized. The virtuosic use of history, by which I bet Villaça always finds a way to stick a new revelation, creating a stream of consciousness that is transparent and rhythmic rationally marked. The period predominantly composed assindéticas coordinates are sure to move away from biblical style, the sacred narrative, which, as you know, is linked to conjuncional frame. Villaça also rarely resorts to the solemnity of subordination. Your text is structured by virgulados phrases, which stick in a wider composition, made of shards of translucent, colored matter. Like the stained glass of the chapel of the monastery of the Middle Ages, through which flows a variety of events in which he participated or witnessed, in contact with the literature, journalism, religion.
"I joined the monastery in December 7th, at three o'clock in the afternoon, the ninth hour, the hour of Jesus' cross.
The monastery ...
Stands on a hill between the sea and the city. It is a large house with thick walls, half hidden in his lot. It overlaps with the general panorama of the city. Not even the sea, we come to see it with stark clarity. It seems an old fortress half abandoned, sad, eerie, Kafkaesque corridors.
Because the monks are singers. Sing. In choral singing, are concerned.
In the cell, just the bed, a bedside table, a chair, a crucifix, some hangers on the wall. Solitude of the cell. First night out in comfort. The well-being far away, as if everything were at least one hundred years ago, as a hundred years ago I was in the monastery, as if a hundred years ago is that it had been the other world, the world of men.
I did not sleep all night.
It seemed I was the corpse of myself.
I saw that we were after some poor, some devils, pífia one thing, purring, bellies sitting, kneeling, standing bellies - speaking Latin with God. Silent, enigmatic silence god, lord of no intimacy, on the other side of I know not what, immense, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, embodied in an oriental guy who died on a cross at thirty more or less and almost two thousand years ago etc.
I thought that was increasingly weird. " 10
Profile of a statesman of the Republic (Biographical Essay on the Baron of Rio Branco ) ( 1945 );
Junqueira Freire ( 1962 );
The nose of the Dead ( 1970 );
The Ring ( 1972 );
Encounters ( 1974 );
History of Religious Issue ( 1974 );
The Book of Antonio ( 1974 );
Bishop ( 1975 );
The Catholic Thought in Brazil ( 1975 );
Theme and Turns ( 1975 );
Literature and Life ( 1976 );
Mystics, Philosophers and Poets ( 1976 );
Rui, his home and his books, the Eagle's Nest ( 1981 );
Senator Candido Mendes ( 1981 );
The Challenge of Liberty: the lives of Alceu Amoroso Lima ( 1983 );
Manuel Bandeira : Prose ( 1983 );
The Discovery of the Hill ( 1983 );
Alceu Amoroso Lima ( 1984 );
Introduction to Debret ( 1989 );
Introduction to Rugendas ( 1984 );
The duel with Ser (test-interview Andrew Pestana) ( 1992 );
Breasts Jandira (with André Pestana) ( 1993 );
Studies for each of the novels of José Lins do Rego ( 1994 );
Tasting: Memoirs ( 1994 );
The Mummers of the Portiuncula ( 1996 );
Daily Faxinal of Heaven ( 1998 );
José Olympio : The Discoverer of Writers ( 2001 );