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And Still the Earth book. Welcome to São Paulo, Brazil, in the not too distant future  . And Still the Earth is a highly intellectual and dystopian outlook upon the modern globalized and urbanized hypocritical society drowning in the to/ And It’s a complex structure we live in: there are also Inspectors for the Inspectors. Occasionally this leads to wars between groups of them, and we, the populace, utterly powerless, suffer the consequences. Don’t ask me to explain how it all works, the mechanics of the system. That would be impossible; the only way to see the structure is from the inside.

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Welcome to São Paulo, Brazil, in the not too distant future. Water is scarce, garbage clogs the city, movement is restricted, and the System-sinister, omnipotent, secret-rules its subjects' every moment and thought. Here, middle-aged Souza lives a meaningless life in a world where the future is doomed and all memory of the past is forbidden. A classic novel of dystopia, looking back to Orwell's 1984 and forward to Terry Gilliam's Brazil, And Still the Earth stands with Loyola Brandão's Zero as one of the author's greatest, and.

AND STILL THE EARTH An Archival Narration. By Ignacio de Loyola Brandao. In ''And Still the Earth,'' the Brazilian novelist Ignacio de Loyola Brandao tries to envision what 21st-century Sao Paulo might be - a nightmare that exceeds anyone's worst fears for the future. Translated by Ellen Watson. 374 pp. New York: A Bard Book/Avon Books. In his vision, ''the constant, nauseating odor of death and decomposition'' hangs over Sao Paulo, rising from an unending stream of corpses dumped in the pauper encampments on the city's outskirts by trucks painted a cheery yellow and green, Brazil's national colors.

Ignacio de Loyola Brandão is a Brazilian born writer perhaps best known as the science fiction author of th. .His experiences and knowledge were reflected in his novels,

BRANDAO, IGNACIO - And Still the Earth. BURROUGHS, WILLIAM - Place of Dead Roads; Naked Lunch; Soft Machine; etc. CARROLL, JONATHAN - Bones of the Moon; Land of Laughs. CARTER, ANGELA - Nights at the Circus; Heroes and Villains. CARY, PETER - Illywhacker; Oscar and Lucinda. CHESBRO, GEORGE M. - An Affair of Sorcerers. COETZEE, J. M. - Life and rimes of Michael K.

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Home Ignacio Brandao And Still the Earth. Initially banned in Brazil, his novel Zero went on to win the prestigious Brasilia Prize and become a controversial bestseller. Brandao is the author of more than a half-dozen works of fiction, including Zero, Teeth Under the Sun, Angel of Death, and The Good-Bye Angel.

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Ignácio de Loyola Brandão's "And Still the Earth", originally published in Brazil in 1982 as Não Verás País Nenhum (You Will See No Country), is a dystopia as shocking as the Terry Gilliam movie "Brazil" and George Orwell's classic novel "1984" but more foreseeable than both.
And Still the Earth is an amazing forecast of a Brazil to the extreme, environmental degradation galore, oligarchic capitalism in overdrive. Brandão takes the dominance of the "North" in global markets to its severe logical end-Brazil has sold off the best parts of the Northeast to "multinationals"-Germans, Japanese, British, French, Americans. The Nordestino (northeasterner) natives have been forced to leave their own land, flooding the outskirts of São Paulo and other large cities. To ensure a stable market economy within Brazil, the System requires every citizen to consume a set quota of goods from the weekly government-run market. The failure to do so is punished by fine.
The environmental situation in this future Brazil is also shocking. All of the trees in the Amazon have been cut down, causing an accelerated global warming that ends all rainfall in Brazil for years and creates deadly pockets of heat at ground level that will melt whatever enters them instantly. All the rivers and lakes of Brazil have dried, and waste and pollution from the cities are piped into the ocean. Overpopulation causes the System to enforce sterility and restrict the buses and the neighborhoods in which one can travel, and automobiles are outlawed. Migrants unable to make it into the cities are held at bay in encampments where they face the grueling sun and toxic pollution and produce offspring without limbs, hair or skin. Even the relatively better off city-dwellers with apartments suffer from new forms of cancer, birth defects, and deformities. Citizens must carry their identity cards with them at all times so that the civil guard can make sure they are staying within their designated pedestrian and residential zones. The government (also known as "the System") constantly pumps propaganda about government-produced goods and the coming "Marquee" which will cover the sky and protect Brazilians from the scorching sun.
Amid this setting in São Paulo, we find our protagonist, Souza, a fifty year-old history professor who loses his post because he reveals too much of the pre-System past to his students. He leads a life of habit and monotony that manages to persist despite increasing scarcity of food and water, restriction on freedom of travel, and the suppression of all news critical of the government. Souza recognizes the desperation of the situation, but trudges on until one day he notices an itching in the palm of one of his hands. He scratches and scratches until eventually the irritation becomes a hole that goes straight through the hand. His wife Adelaide, who has adapted with even less protest to the System's controls, tells him to have it checked by the doctor. But Souza hides it, fearful of being sent away in isolation and skeptical that the state-run medical system would actually offer a viable cure in this world of mutants and deformities.
In Brandão's future Brazil, governments symbolically rise and fall, but a small minority upper class advances protected by the military in gated communities with swimming pools, abundant food, and water, isolated from the suffering masses who go for days without food and value water more than gold. This is a must read for anyone interested in science fiction, the dangers of totalitarianism or the future of the world.
I read And Still the Earth shortly after it became available in English. Since then it has remained one of the most impressive, chilling and memorable books I've read. And I've read many. It will always be on my list of most highly reccommended books.
I read _And Still the Earth_ as a teenager, it was one of those books that opened me to what could be done with language. And it made me believe that art is worth persuing at any price.
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