Uma furtiva lágrima / A Furtive Tear
Biography / Memoirs , 2019
Prêmio Jabuti na categoria Crônica, 2020
The Portuguese language in a luminous writing, in a book of memories in the line of Livro das horas. A narrative of reflections about life and death, about human relationships, love, passion and belonging in a literary exercise of rare beauty.
Uma furtiva lágrima gathers thoughts, reflections, memories, aphorisms and confessions.
“[…] Literature pure, authentic, honest, born from the love toward the written word, vocation, art, beauty and creation.” Mario Vargas Llosa
“With the strength of her imagination, she has the ability to express literally the dreams of Brasil and even of the entire Latin American family.” New York Times Book Review
“Nélida writes with freedom and vigor, giving shape to brief testimonies in which she exalts physical existence and subjective experiences, in a continuous confrontation with finitude. [...] An intimate writing style, narrated with elegance and delicacy, although her sentences transmit power and magnetism.” Sérgio Tavares. O Glovo
“The author creates a porous work, intertwining several genres: autobiography, essay, fiction and poetry. The result is a light but consistent book.” Folha de São Paulo