[PDF] Ï Free Read ☆ After Life: An Ethnographic Novel : by Tobias Hecht ´

By Tobias Hecht | Comments: ( 280 ) | Date: ( Jul 21, 2019 )

Bruna Ver ssimo, a youth from the hardscrabble streets of Recife, in Northeast Brazil, spoke with Tobias Hecht over the course of many years, reliving her early childhood in a raging and destitute home, her initiation into the world of prostitution at a time when her contemporaries had scarcely started school, and her coming of age against all odds.Hecht had originally intBruna Ver ssimo, a youth from the hardscrabble streets of Recife, in Northeast Brazil, spoke with Tobias Hecht over the course of many years, reliving her early childhood in a raging and destitute home, her initiation into the world of prostitution at a time when her contemporaries had scarcely started school, and her coming of age against all odds.Hecht had originally intended to write a biography of Ver ssimo But with interviews ultimately spanning a decade, he couldn t ignore that much of what he had been told wasn t, strictly speaking, true In Ver ssimo s recounting of her life, a sister who had never been born died tragically, while the very same rape that shattered the body and mind of an acquaintance occurred a second time, only with a different victim and several years later At night, with the anthropologist s tape recorder in hand, she became her own ethnographer, inventing informants, interviewing herself, and answering in distinct voices.With truth impossible to disentangle from invention, Hecht followed the lead of Ver ssimo, his would be informant, creating characters, rendering a tale that didn t happen but that might have, probing at what it means to translate a life into words.A call and response of truth and invention, mental illness and yearning, After Life is a tribute to and reinterpretation of the Latin American testimonio genre Desire, melancholy, longing, regret, and the hunger to live beyond the confines of past and future meet in this debut novel by Tobias Hecht.


  • Title: After Life: An Ethnographic Novel
  • Author: Tobias Hecht
  • ISBN: 9780822337881
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments After Life: An Ethnographic Novel

  • Erin

    A creative and insightful example of the turmoils experienced by the ethnographic researcher, questions of ethics and judgement, and the brilliance and complexity of those people who anthropologists theorize about.


  • Sylvia

    what the hell is an etnographic novel? I asked myself when i got this book. Not that at the end I could realize what it was but i can definitely say that the real novel here is not the one Tobias write but the one his character does. A sociological research becomes an excuse for narrative. Life in Brazil becomes life everywhere.


  • Michele

    Lots to say about the process of doing anthropology and the motives (madness, loneliness, etc) for doing it. Still it felt like a book written to justify grant money on a project that didn't go where it was supposed to.


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