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O Amazonas escuro

The second book of the Eroica Trilogy


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About the Book


...is a novel set in the upper Amazon. The protagonist is K, an anthropologist of the materialist, empirical school. Interlopers and antagonists are many. Each of the book’s twelve chapters associates its narrative with the work of a particular philosopher—from Plato to Jacques Derrida. Anthropologist Gary Gossen provides a foreword. The cover design is by Lynn Hassan.

Robert Coover furnishes these descriptive remarks:

“K, the hero of this extraordinary narrative, is an etic (objective) anthropologist, living in an exotic compound on the Amazon, searching for mappable pattern within the disorderly, violent, paradoxical flow of diurnal life. His interlocutors are tribal leaders, boy and women lovers, evangelists and adventurers, artists, filmmakers, and a dozen or so philosophers, but his most compelling and unpredictable exchange is with tribal clown and magus Korokama, one of contemporary fiction’s most fascinating and challenging characters.”

about the author

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Eugene K Garber

Eugene K. Garber has published five books of fiction and is the creator, with eight other artists, of EROICA, a hypermedia fiction (http://hypereroica.com/). His work includes strong elements of myth, metafiction, and spiritual quest. 
Garber’s fiction has won the Associated Writing Programs Short Fiction Award and the William Goyen Prize for Fiction sponsored by TriQuarterly. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the New York State Council of the Arts. His short fiction has been anthologized in The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction , Revelation and Other Fiction from the Sewanee Review, The Paris Review Anthology, and Best American Short Stories.