Contos Ordinários de Melancolia is a performatic text, radically challenging the distinctions between poetry, fiction and reality. The texts explore the idea of the feminine, questioning patriarchy in all its spheres. A questioning astutely addressed not only in the book’s themes, but also in the very language itself. Here, the author Luciany Aparecida writes using the aesthetic identity of Ruth Ducaso and in doing so has invented her own form and singular rhythm in order to explore the possibilities of language. These are visceral texts, with a strong aesthetic effect. Contos Ordinários de Melancolia has an introduction by the Mexican writer Alejandro Reyes.