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Prémios Pulitzer 2021

Ficção

The Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich

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Finalistas: A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth, Daniel Mason Telephone, Percival Everett

 

Teatro

The Hot Wing King, Katori Hall

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Finalistas: Circle Jerk, Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley Stew, Zora Howard

 

História

Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, Marcia Chatelain

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Finalistas: The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America, Eric Cervini The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West, Megan Kate Nelson

 

Biografia

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, the late Les Payne and Tamara Payne

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Finalistas: Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath, Heather Clark Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World, Amy Stanley

 

Poesia

Postcolonial Love Poem, Natalie Diaz

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Finalistas: A Treatise on Stars, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge In the Lateness of the World, Carolyn Forché

 

Não ficção geral

Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy, David Zucchino

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Finalistas: Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, Cathy Park Hong Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country, Sierra Crane Murdoch

Curtas literárias 22.06.2021

A ler

Chiquinho - Baltasar Lopes da Silva (Cabo Verde)

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A ouvir

Under a white sky: The nature of the future - Elizabeth Kolbert

 

Gostei de ler

Uma fantástica resenha de A Ilustre Casa de Ramires, de Eça de Queirós.

 

Livros no meu radar

How Women Can Save the Planet by Anne Karpf review – clear and invigorating

Take “natural disaster”. There is nothing “natural” about the disasters that have struck our planet owing to global heating. They are not freak accidents, Karpf says, but rather the culmination of long-term environmental degradation caused by human activity. Then again, consider “human activity”. The slipperiness of language emerges once more. When speaking about the crisis, campaigners in the west commonly invoke a universal “we”, setting up an abstract notion of “humanity” harming a vulnerable planet. David Attenborough famously warned last year: “We’ve not just ruined the planet, we’ve destroyed it.”

But what happens if we dig further to discover the fissures within this “we”? To acknowledge, for example, that the world’s richer nation states are responsible for 86% of global CO2 emissions (compared to 14% for the poorer half) or that the average Briton emits more carbon in two weeks than a citizen of Uganda, Malawi, or Somalia does in a year.

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