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By Horace McCoy

A tender legislations professor is employed to scrub up a urban strangled by means of corruption Nemo Crespi's association has a hand in every little thing from playing rackets to lodges to newspapers. To wrestle him, the governor wishes a distinct prosecutor he can belief, a person freed from political objectives . . . anyone like John Conroy, a twenty-nine-year-old legislations professor as not going for the prosecutor activity as someone. Cynical, hardscrabble Conroy is reluctant to simply accept, until eventually he realizes that the paintings will positioned his theory—that all strength corrupts—to a welcome real-life try. will probably be an impressive project, and never simply because of the quality of the enemy. Conroy's personal father, a cop promoted to the position of leader investigator, has a detailed pal in Crespi's ranks, and he is familiar with his justifiable share of soiled secrets and techniques. because the research profits velocity, Conroy and people closest to him should grapple with the entire succeed in of the vicious syndicate. This book positive factors a longer biography of Horace McCoy.

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A professora Steinway já devia saber que seu aluno não era promessa de nada. Mesmo se eu fosse estudar no outro hemisfério: nada. Uma nulidade, voz para conversa, grito ou resmungo, nunca para o canto. Ainda assim, ela estimulava seu único aluno, o único menino. Já és um tenorino talentoso, ela brincava, quando ouvia meus agudos alarmantes. As meninas e as pianistas veteranas entediavam-se; muitas frequentavam o conservatório por obrigação ou para matar o tempo. Várias alunas cochichavam nos corredores.

A bordo do Cyril, e já próximo de Recife, comecei a ler * Manaus: Editora Palais Royal, sem data. 100 a plaqueta de Delatour. Naquela época me pareceu um texto enigmático, mas a leitora de 1959 não é a leitora desta noite. Hoje, depois de relê-lo tantas vezes, soa como um manifesto poético de um narrador-personagem que abandona u m país europeu para morar numa região equatorial. Com o passar do tempo, o personagem percebe, apreensivo, que o estigma de ser estrangeiro já é menos visível: algo no seu comportamento ou na sua voz se turvou, perdeu u m pouco do relevo original.

Hoje em dia, uma plateia de vinte pessoas é uma multidão. O teu sobrinho vai continuar a aprender canto? Ainda voltei algumas vezes ao conservatório. Uns meses depois do recital, parti. 66 Longe da minha cidade, cada vez mais longe, ao ouvir uma sonata de Schubert, um chorinho de Nazareth ou as Bachianas brasileiras, eu me lembrava da pianista. De seus dedos longos, de seu rosto suado, tenso ou radiante, todo o corpo atento, tocando para a pequena plateia. Dona Steinway não buscava a notoriedade.

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