By Graciliano Ramos
About the author:
Graciliano Ramos used to be greatly one among an important Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He used to be a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a baby Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, plagued by poverty and serious climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, country of Alagoas, to stay along with his father and in 1927 he used to be elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first e-book, Caetés. many years later he was once jailed by means of the Getúlio Vargas govt, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His studies in penal complex might develop into a different own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" kind of writing and the clash among the identification and the realm are the numerous marks of his works.
About the publication (in Portuguese):
Marco do romance moderno brasileiro, "Angústia" é a expressão máxima do embate, entre a subjetividade do escritor e a realidade objetiva é sempre opressora, que se revela na figura de um pequeno funcionário e sua consciência de condenado à mediocridade.