Faça download dos Aplicativos de Leitura Kindle Gratuitos e comece a ler eBooks Kindle nos mais populares smartphones, tablets e computadores pessoais. Para enviar o link de download para seu smartphone por SMS, use o formato internacional sem espaços (Código Internacional+DDD+Número. Exemplo: +551199999999)

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

Para receber o link de download digite seu celular:

Preço Kindle: R$ 37,45
OU

Essas promoções serão aplicadas a este item:

Algumas promoções podem ser combinadas; outras não são elegíveis. Para detalhes, por favor, acesse os Termos e Condições dessas promoções.

Entregar no seu Kindle ou em outro dispositivo

Entregar no seu Kindle ou em outro dispositivo

Anúncio do aplicativo do Kindle

The Stone Virgins: A Novel eBook Kindle


Ver todos os 2 formatos e edições Ocultar outros formatos e edições
Preço
Novo a partir de Usado a partir de
eBook Kindle
"Tente novamente"
R$ 37,45

Número de páginas: 184 páginas Dicas de vocabulário: Habilitado Configuração de fonte: Habilitado
Page Flip: Habilitado Idioma: Inglês

eBooks na Loja Kindle
eBooks em oferta na Loja Kindle
Todos os dias, novos eBooks com desconto. Vem.

Descrições do Produto

Descrição do produto

Winner of the Macmillan Prize for African Adult Fiction

An uncompromising novel by one of Africa's premiere writers, detailing the horrors of civil war in luminous, haunting prose

In 1980, after decades of guerilla war against colonial rule, Rhodesia earned its hard-fought-for independence from Britain. Less than two years thereafter when Mugabe rose to power in the new Zimbabwe, it signaled the begining of brutal civil unrest that would last nearly a half decade more.

With The Stone Virgins Yvonne Vera examines the dissident movement from the perspective of two sisters living in a small township outside of Bulawayo. In a portrait painted in successive impressions of life before and after the liberation, Vera explores the quest for dignity and a centered existence against a backdrop of unimaginable violence; the twin instincts of survival and love; the rival pulls of township and city life; and mankind's capacity for terror, beauty, and sacrifice. One sister will find a reason for hope. One will not make it through alive.

Weaving historical fact within a story of grand passions and striking endurance, Vera has gifted us with a powerful and provocative testament to the resilience of the Zimbabwean people.

Sobre o Autor

Yvonne Vera was born in Bulawayo, where she is now director of the National Gallery. She is the author of Butterfly Burning (FSG, 2000), and Without a Name and Under the Tongue (FSG, 2002).

Detalhes do produto

  • Formato: eBook Kindle
  • Tamanho do arquivo: 399 KB
  • Número de páginas: 192 páginas
  • Editora: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Edição: Reprint (14 de fevereiro de 2004)
  • Vendido por: Amazon Servicos de Varejo do Brasil Ltda
  • Idioma: Inglês
  • ASIN: B006MH2SWI
  • Leitura de texto: Habilitado
  • X-Ray:
  • Dicas de vocabulário: Habilitado
  • Leitor de tela: Compatível
  • Configuração de fonte: Habilitado
  • Avaliação média: Seja o primeiro a avaliar este item

Avaliação de clientes

Ainda não há avaliações de clientes para este título na Amazon.com.br
5 estrelas
4 estrelas
3 estrelas
2 estrelas
1 estrela

Avaliações mais úteis de consumidores na Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 3.1 de 5 estrelas 6 avaliações
3.0 de 5 estrelas Three Stars 19 de fevereiro de 2016
Por sahve greeff - Publicada na Amazon.com
Formato: Capa comum Compra verificada
I didn't finish reading it not my taste, the writing is a bit abstract and poetic for me.
Esta avaliação foi considerada útil por 0 de 2 pessoa(s):
3.0 de 5 estrelas Tries a bit too hard 21 de setembro de 2005
Por Askia Nyere - Publicada na Amazon.com
Formato: Capa dura Compra verificada
I found myself lost in some of the imagery in this book. Vera's sytle is indeed lyrical. The problem is that in places, she becomes so entangled in poetic imagery that the point of the scene is lost. I couldn't understand what was happening for pages at a time. Still, she successfully employs this technique throughout most of the book.
Esta avaliação foi considerada útil por 13 de 13 pessoa(s):
5.0 de 5 estrelas A STUNNING CREATION � MOVING AND POETIC 22 de junho de 2003
Por Larry L. Looney - Publicada na Amazon.com
Formato: Capa dura
Yvonne Vera is an artist - a painter with words. The images she conjures, her amazing gifts to the reader, that grace the pages of this incredible novel, come straight from her soul - which is obviously filled with a deep love and compassion for her homeland, Zimbabwe, and its people. In these few pages (less than 200), she manages, through the related experiences, thoughts and emotions of her four main characters, to enlighten the world about the joyous/painful rebirth of Rhodesia into Zimbabwe, and to comment with cutting insight on forces as universal to all of humanity as love, hate, peace, war, kindness, unspeakable cruelty, and selfless, unconditional devotion.
She does all of this by utlizing language that is some of the most poetic and beautiful I have ever been blessed to read - her prose is by turns stark and loving, sheltering and illuminating, protective of what is fragile and precious, and unflinchingly revelatory about what is shameful and despicable. Her writing style varies so subtly as the story demands that it sometimes shifts imperceptably between long, graceful, sweeping word-strokes and choppy thought-bursts that could be described as literary pointillism. With some of the incomprehensible violence that occurs in this story, the beauty of Vera's writing is even more of a blessing - without, it would be a great temptation to turn away. That being said, there are also examples within of some of the most wonderful depths of the human spirit.
On the first level a story about the effect of the struggle for (and after) Independence on four people - two women, sisters; and two men, one compassionate and one a killing machine - the novel expands in depth to address multiple layers of human emotion and experience. In just one example, Vera's work here delves deeply and inspiringly into the types and purposes of memory - its coexisiting roles that aid us in understanding, protecting us, connecting us with our past and our environment, and healing us.
A word of warning, to those who might be tempted to mentally shelve this wondrous novel in `African fiction' - to do so will do a horrible disservice, not only to this author and her work, but to yourself. This is a novel that can - and should - be experienced by sensitive readers regardless of their ethnic or national background. It speaks to the universality of the human soul - I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Esta avaliação foi considerada útil por 1 de 1 pessoa(s):
5.0 de 5 estrelas As good as it gets 24 de abril de 2012
Por Te - Publicada na Amazon.com
Formato: Capa comum
Stone virgins amazingly captured a country destabilized by an internal war that is still haunting the people today. Her depiction of events, balanced plot and rugged characters easily captures the head and mind of a reader.It reminded me of such similar stories like Triple Agent Double Cross,Shake Hands with the Devil,The Sound of Thunder, Disciples of Fortune, Triumph of the Sun. I liked the historical nature of the stories.
Esta avaliação foi considerada útil por 2 de 6 pessoa(s):
2.0 de 5 estrelas Beautiful ending, but for the rest hard work 5 de setembro de 2005
Por Linda Oskam - Publicada na Amazon.com
Formato: Capa comum
Just outside Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, is the small township of Kezi, where life revolves around the bus that comes in from Bulawayo and the Thandabantu store, where everything can be bought and where the population gathers on the veranda to discuss the events of life. During the liberation struggle the old men are replaced by soldiers - both male and female- that take a rest here. But it becomes apparent in the book that a lot of these soldiers are quite deranged. One such soldier kills a girl, Thenjiwe, and mutilates her sister, Nonceba. After a long stay in the hospital, where she tries to regain her physical well-being and mental health, Nonceba follows the ex-lover Cephas of her dead sister to Bulawayo, where they live as brother and sister, two people forever wounded by the war of independence.

When written this way the book seems to hold a lot of promise for a very moving book. However, it took me nearly the whole book to get into the story. Yvonne Vera uses a lot of metaphors in which she couples different senses: she describes sounds in visual terms, tastes she compares to sounds etc and the book is really packed with this. I really had problems understanding what was going on to a point that it actually got me very irritated. However, the end of the book (with the least metaphors) is a very loving description of two hurt people trying to make the most of their lives.
click to open popover