Poems from book “Câmera Lenta”, by Marília Garcia, will be soon published in Argentina
The most recent book by Brazilian poet Marília Garcia, “Câmera Lenta” (Slow Motion), will be soon released in Argentina. The title was one of the works selected by the Brazilian National Library’s Support Program for the Translation and Publication of Brazilian Authors Abroad 2018-2020, and it will be published there by publishing company Zindo & Gafuri.
The book brings a reflection on the writer’s poetic process and was published in Brazil by Companhia das Letras, a publishing house that is a member of Brazilian Publishers – an industry project fostering exports of Brazilian editorial content that was created by means of a partnership between the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
Marília Garcia, who won the Oceanos Awards 2018 for such book, said she felt honored by the prize. “‘Câmera lenta’ had so many formats before its final version. I started writing it after the publication of my first book, ‘20 poemas para o seu walkman’ (20 poems for your walkman), and I had other works published while I was writing it. So, ‘Câmera Lenta’ incorporates the different tones of my other works and has a little bit of each one of them in it”, said the author.
The writer also explained that book creation took nine years and it was inspired on a cinematic technique: “The slow motion makes a film look unnatural, so it makes us realize that what we are seeing is a media, something that could be slowed down or fast-forwarded, and that changes our experience by giving us a different perspective of things. When I was writing ‘Câmera Lenta’, I tried to use resources that could deautomatize the reading and the writing”.
This is the second time a book written by Marília is released in Argentina. The first one was “20 poemas para o seu walkman”. Besides being published in such market, Marília has other titles that have been published abroad already, in countries such as Portugal, Spain and the United States.