Glory and Its Litany of Horrors

Author: Publishing company: Segment: Number of pages: 216 About publishing company: Publisher Contact: ISBN: 9788535929935

A new novel from Fernanda Torres, the author of The End, Glory and Its Litany of Horrors follows the tribulations of middle-aged actor, Mario, from his years as a soap opera star through to his decline, when he decides to stage an adaptation of King Lear and things don’t go quite as planned. The book traverses several phases of Mario’s career: from his time as a young actor in political theater to his incursion into Cinema Novo movement in the 1960s; from his encounter with the theater of Chekhov, to his glory days as one of the most famous TV actors of Brazil. Glory and Its Litany of Horrors is the portrait of a generation that witnessed their ideas of art fall into the hands of the market, of new technologies, and into the collapse of their own illusions and ideas about the future.