Ubu publishes ‘Ubu Rei’ for five years, which inspired the name of the publisher – 06/11/2021 – Walter Porto

Ubu celebrates the five years of its foundation with an unpublished translation of the work that inspires the name of the publisher, “Ubu Rei”, by Alfred Jarry.

In September, the French writer’s seminal piece about Pai Ubu, a man who takes the throne and begins to usurp and kill the people of his kingdom, gets a Portuguese version by brothers Barbara and Gregorio Duvivier, this newspaper columnist.

The special edition of the work will bring illustrations by Jarry himself and iconographic material that seeks to scale the influence of the Symbolist author —who died at just 34 years old in 1907— on fundamental artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, David Hockney and Lina Bo Bardi.

From now until the end of the year, the young editor is also preparing a collection of speeches by Malcolm X translated by Marilene Felinto, the book “Politics of the Image”, by researcher Giselle Beiguelman, a children’s book by composer Arthur Nestrovski and a work about the Amazon region of archaeologist Eduardo Góes Neves.

TEARS OF PORTUGAL Moinhos prepares a good crop of Portuguese works. In July, it brings “Manhã Submersa”, a novel by Vergílio Ferreira, a winner of the Camões award that was never properly published here. And towards the end of the year, he releases a volume with the first three books by writer Paulo José Miranda, “Um Prego no Coração”, “Vício” and “Natureza Morta”—this one awarded the José Saramago prize.

PROMISING GIRL And HarperCollins will release in October the next book by American Lisa Taddeo, “Animal”, which follows the success of “Three Women”, from 2019. The new novel, which has just come out in the United States, portrays the transformation with feminist inks Joan furious from prey to predator, after witnessing shocking violence committed by a man.

GURULeYa bought the rights to Roberto Mangabeira Unger’s catalog and, as of the second half of the year, begins to republish the intellectual’s work. Four new ones are also in the plans — the idea is to launch a total of 17 titles by the author, in addition to a new channel on YouTube.

FOR THE LITTLEAnd Faro Editorial acquired a series of 14 children’s books originally published by the prestigious French publisher Gallimard. The collection of the girl Angelina Purpurina and her friends will start coming out next year on the MilkShakespeare label.

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