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Victor Heringer (1988–2018)

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Heringer, Victor
Geburtstag
1988-03-27
Todestag
2018-03-07
Geschlecht
male
Nationalität
Brazil
Geburtsort
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sterbeort
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Todesursache
suicide
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Victor Heringer nasceu no bairro de São Cristóvão, no Rio de Janeiro, em 1988.[1] Foi criado em Nova Friburgo, município da região serrana do estado do Rio de Janeiro.[2]

Formou-se em letras em 2011 pela Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, onde também iniciou o mestrado no ano seguinte, concluindo-o em 2014. Foi bolsista de iniciação científica da Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa[4] e colunista da Revista Pessoa.[5] Trabalhou no Instituto Moreira Salles no Rio de Janeiro.[2]

Em 2013, recebeu o Prêmio Jabuti por seu romance Glória, publicado pela editora 7Letras. Seu romance seguinte, O amor dos homens avulsos, publicado pela Companhia das Letras em 2016, foi finalista do Prêmio Rio de Literatura, do Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura e do Oceanos 2017.[1]

Se suicidou em 2018, saltando do prédio onde morava no bairro de Copacabana.[2][6] Após o seu falecimento, houve um aumento no interesse por suas obras, e consequentemente um crescimento nas vendas, que levou a editora Companhia das Letras a relançar alguns de seus livros no segundo semestre do mesmo ano.[

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This was a Peirene subscription book last year, translated from the original Portuguese. The author, a successful journalist and author died young and I found it kind of hard not to read this with that in mind. The blurbs on the book reference and accentuate this lost potential.

Heringer draws on his own childhood growing up in Rio, from the perspective of an over-protected young boy whose parents are better off than the rest of the community. His life changes when his father brings into the house a young orphan. The adult Camilo looks back at the short, hopeful period for the newly expanded family. Then Cosime's stay with them was cut short by tragedy. Camilo is viewed as 'less than' due to his disability by both his family and the wider community, from well-meaning pity to exclusion and casual violence. His sexuality puts him further outside the pale, with the narrative describing both his present day experiences of exclusion and the effects of childhood attitudes.

Heringer plays around with format, including lists and photos amongst the text, and questioning characters' accounts and experiences. For such a short book, it manages to pack a lot in, from the normalisation of state torture to candomblé and the lives of street children.

"We had no idea of the problems that had plagued our parents' marriage in recent months. We didn't even know who ran the country. We lived under the weird dictatorship of childhood: we looked but didn't see, listened but understood nothing, spoke and were largely ignored. But we were happy under that regime. Like a thick shroud, the fabric of our young lives shielded us completely."
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