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Contemporary art curator. Student. Book addict. Art lover. Geek. Dreamer. Curious about everything. Check out my website http://thecuriouscurator.com/

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Húmus by Raul Brandão

Húmus - Raul Brandão

Húmus is a monologue / diary about the emptiness of life, the misery of the human condition, and the grotesqueness of the hidden lives everyone leads.

 

This was the first book I read by Portuguese writer Raul Brandão. As a classic, it would have benefited from some kind of introduction or background - as it was, without a context, I had a harder time getting into it.

 

It was very well written, with a few beautiful passages, but I found it rather repetitive and self-pitying. Not really my cup of tea.