AMISSINGBOOK.COM investigates the half-century-long absence of João Guimarães Rosa (1908-1967) in the English-speaking world. João Guimarães Rosa is sompletely the Melville-Faulkner-Rulfo-Joyce-Proust-Mann-Pynchon of Brazil. Only few English readers know it. A so-far proven translation impasse, Grande Sertão: Veredas, Guimarães Rosa’s seminal and single novel, was published in English only once, in 1963, and has since been out of print. This website posits that given the absence of Grande Sertão: Veredas from most any English literary discourse outside of (most often) Brazilianist circles, Grande Sertão: Veredas (or João Guimarães Rosa) is a missing book.
Welcome are any and all inquiries, submissions of articles, essays, translations, etc. concerning João Guimarães Rosa and his work. I may be contacted at AMISSINGBOOK[that sign]gmail[dot]com and followed on Twitter @AMISSINGBOOK
A note to new readers: This project is best read from March 8, 2010, backwards/forwards, to the present date.