'Memorando' creates a poetic litany from forgotten crumbs

Copacabana in the 50's of the 20th century

Fernando Moreira Salles re-writes a book written with Geraldo Mayrink, 26 years after its first edition.

Maybe historians don't write about crumbs. They will not give importance to the fact that in the past everyone believed that if a boy played with fire, he would then pee in bed. That Garrincha, to explain why he only used his right foot, said: "If I kick with both feet, I fall." Or that the bear, the mascot of the shoe store, felt a very intense heat in Copacabana.

But it is of fragments like these that the book "Memorando" of Geraldo Mayrink and Fernando Moreira Salles is made, and it is returning to bookstores 26 years after the release of its first edition. These are small pieces of memories that try to rebuild the life of a generation that spent its youth in Rio de Janeiro between the years of 1950 and 1970.

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