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In the Time of the Butterflies (original 1994; edição 1995)

por Julia Alvarez (Autor)

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25th Anniversary Edition "A magnificent treasure for all cultures and all time." --St. Petersburg Times   It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo's dictatorship. It doesn't have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas--the Butterflies. In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters--Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé--speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from secret crushes to gunrunning, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo's rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez's imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human costs of political oppression.… (mais)
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Título:In the Time of the Butterflies
Autores:Julia Alvarez (Autor)
Informação:Plume (1995), 325 pages
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A fictionalized account of the lives and very real murders, by members of Dominican Republic military dictator Rafael Leonides Trujillo's (c. 1890-1961) secret police, of las Mariposas (The Butterflies)--Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa Mirabal, along with their who dared oppose the regime. Julia Alvarez brings out the personalities of these brave women, through consultations with surviving sister Dede and her niece Minou. Gripping, powerful and heartbreaking, the story of these freedom fighters in an often forgotten part of the world, will stay with the reader long after the last page is read. Marvelous! ( )
  Jimbookbuff1963 | Jun 5, 2021 |
Julia Alvarez framed In the Time of Butterflies around one truth: On November 25th, 1960 three sisters, known as "las mariposas," died under very suspicious circumstances in the Dominican Republic. While their Jeep was found at the bottom of a steep cliff, their injuries told of a much different and violent death. Before their murders these courageous women were no ordinary citizens of the Republic. After being radicalized at University three of the four sisters defiantly joined an underground movement to overthrow the country's tyrannical leader, Rafael Leonides Trujillo. Imprisoned for their activities, the women failed to see the warning signs when they are suddenly freed without fanfare. They don't think anything amiss when their imprisoned husbands are moved to a more remote prison, forcing the sisters to travel a deserted mountain road to visit them. The story begins with Dede, the surviving Mirabal sister, who feels almost a sideshow freak. Every year on the anniversary of her sisters' murders, some reporter comes calling to hear the sad tale. Because the narration of In the Time of Butterflies is told from the perspective of each sister, character development happens seamlessly. They take turns releasing their passions and convictions, sometimes in first person, sometimes in third.
In the Time of Butterflies is an extremely exquisite and tragic tale. As Dede says, "If you multiply by zero, you still get zero, and a thousand heartaches." ( )
  SeriousGrace | Nov 29, 2020 |
Historical fiction based on a real event, the four Mirabal sisters, known collectively as las mariposas ("the Butterflies"), grew up in the Dominican Republic during a time of political unrest and dictatorship. When three of the sisters become involved in an underground political uprising and eventually are discovered dead under questionable circumstances, they become martyrs for generations to come.

I suspect not a lot of people are familiar with the story that this book is based upon, and prior to reading this, I wasn't either. If not for book club, I doubt that I would've happened upon this title. But it's one of those stories that pulls you in and after reading, you want to know more. At the beginning of the book, the reader knows that the story is going to end tragically, but the story traces the journey: the early years of the sisters growing up, their educational background, their emergence into adulthood, and eventually the paths they choose as adults that lead to the inevitable, tragic ending of their lives. Like a train wreck, the story is sad, but the reader wants to know the details leading up to the tragic ending. This book was educational for me, as my knowledge of anything related to the Dominican Republic is very limited (other than its penchant for churning out good baseball players), and it's always good when a book can pique your interest in a new, unfamiliar topic. ( )
  indygo88 | Oct 22, 2020 |
„Ich sammelte alles Material über die ebenso tapferen wie schönen Frauen. Mich ließ die Frage nicht los: Woher hatten sie diesen ungewöhnlichen Mut genommen?“



Schön, klug und mutig sind die Widerstandskämpferinnen Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa und Dedé

Mirabal. Die vier Schwestern, genannt „die Schmetterlinge“ wurden hinterrücks von den Schergen Trujillo, des Diktators der Dominikanischen Republik ermordet. Nur Dedé kam davon.

Julia Alvarez zeichnet die außergewöhnlichen Lebensgeschichten der vier Schwestern nach. Jede kommt selbst zu Wort und schildert aus ihrer Sicht ihre Kindheit, ihre erste Liebe, ihre Familie und schließlich das politische Erwachen und den Mut den Diktator Trujillo zu bekämpfen.
  Fredo68 | May 26, 2020 |
In 1960, the three Mirabal, sisters, Minerva, Patria and Maria Theresa (Mate) were murdered by members of the Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic. Their sister Dede survived mostly because she was not a political activist in the same vein as her sisters. This book by Julia Alvarez tells their story and it's so very well done, really just excellent historical fiction.

Last year I read Mario Vargas Llosa's [The Feast of the Goat], another excellent historical fiction, which revealed a lot more about the horrors of Trujillo, who was a truly evil man. Alvarez kind of took it for granted that the reader already knew a lot about this despicable man and his regime and concentrated on the well known Mirabal sisters who are martyrs in their country now. And Dede, as the survivor comes across as such a sympathetic character that she's the natural to end the story with her grieving because she has to go on, alone. So on that level it was a much more personal book and to me, more enjoyable. Highly recommended. ( )
  brenzi | Apr 15, 2020 |
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25th Anniversary Edition "A magnificent treasure for all cultures and all time." --St. Petersburg Times   It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo's dictatorship. It doesn't have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas--the Butterflies. In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters--Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé--speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from secret crushes to gunrunning, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo's rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez's imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human costs of political oppression.

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