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Best Books About Brasil

Recommendations from 9 articles, Simon Sebag Montefiore.
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Dom Casmurro
Machado de Assis de Assis - 2017-12-01 (first published in 1899)
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Dom Casmurro is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition . Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers a...
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The War of the End of the World
A Novel
Mario Vargas Llosa - 2008-07-22 (first published in 1981)
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Deep within the remote backlands of nineteenth-century Brazil lies Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth: prostitutes, bandits, beggars, and every kind of outcast. It is a place where history and civilization have been wiped away. There is no money, no taxation, no marriage, no census. Canudos is a cauldron for the revolutionary spirit in it...
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Complete Stories
Clarice Lispector - 2018-06-26 (first published in 2011)
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Here, gathered in one volume, are the stories that made Clarice a Brazilianlegend. Originally a cloth edition of 86 stories, now we have 89 in all, covering Lispector's amazing career, from her teenage years to her deathbed. In these pages, we meet teenagers becoming aware of their sexual and artistic powers, humdrum housewives whose lives are shat...
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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon
Jorge Amado - 2006-09-12 (first published in 1958)
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Ilhéus in 1925 is a booming town with a record cacao crop and aspirations for progress, but the traditional ways prevail. When Colonel Mendon�a discovers his wife in bed with a lover, he shoots and kills them both. Political contests, too, can be settled by gunshot...No one imagines that a bedraggled migrant worker who turns up in town-least of all...
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Dancing with the Devil in the City of God
Rio de Janeiro and the Olympic Dream
Juliana Barbassa - 2016-06-21 (first published in 2015)
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From prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa comes a deeply reported and beautifully written account of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro as it struggles with poverty and corruption on the brink of the 2016 Olympic Games.Juliana Barbassa moved a great deal throughout her life, but Rio was always home. After twen...
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The Slum
Alu¿sio Azevedo - 2000-01-01 (first published in 1890)
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First published in 1890, and undoubtedly Azevedo's masterpiece, The Slum is one of the most widely read and critically acclaimed novels ever written about Brazil. Indeed, its great popularity, realistic descriptions, archetypal situations, detailed local coloring, and overall race-consciousness may well evoke Huckleberry Finn as the novel's North A...
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With My Dog Eyes
A Novel
Hilda Hilst - 2014-04-29 (first published in 1986)
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A short, stunning book by a Brazilian master of the avant-garde.Something has changed in Amos Keres, a university mathematics professor—his sentences trail off in class, he is disgusted by the sight of his wife and son, and he longs to flee the comfortable bourgeois life he finds himself a part of. Most difficult of all are his struggles to express...
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A Death in Brazil
Peter Robb - 2005-05-31 (first published in 2003)
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Delving into Brazil's baroque past, Peter Robb writes about its history of slavery and the richly multicultural but disturbed society that was left in its wake when the practice was abolished in the late nineteenth century. Even today, Brazil is a hation of almost unimaginable distance between its wealthy and its poor, a place of extraordinary leve...
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Futebol Nation
A Footballing History of Brazil by David Goldblatt (2014-05-01)
David Goldblatt - 1742-01-01 (first published in 2014)
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“Brazil is empty on a Sunday afternoon, right?Look sambão here is the country of football.”—Milton NascimentoNo nation is as closely identified with the game of soccer as Brazil. Futebol Nation is the story of Brazil told through its overriding national obsession. For over a century, Brazil’s people, politicians, and poets have found in soccer the ...
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The House in Smyrna
Tatiana Salem Levy - 2018-08-07 (first published in 2007)
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From one of Granta’s Best Young Brazilian Novelists comes a startling and powerful story about returning to one’s origins in order to move forward.In Rio de Janeiro, a woman suffering from a mysterious illness, which is eroding her body and mind, decides to accept a challenge from her grandfather: to take the key to the house where he grew up — in ...
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I Didn't Talk
Beatriz Bracher - 2018-07-31
Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey
Captains of the Sands by Jorge Amado
Brazil by Lilia M. Schwarcz
Child of the Dark by And Robert M. Levine David St. Clair Carolina Maria de Jesus
Tristes Tropiques by Claude Levi-Strauss
1808 by Laurentino Gomes
The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector
Backlands by Euclides da Cunha
The Three Marias by Rachel de Queiroz
Two Brothers by Gabriel Bá
Symphony in White by Adriana Lisboa
Spilt Milk by Chico Buarque
Brazil on the Rise by Larry Rohter
The End by Fernanda Torres
My German Brother by Chico Buarque
The Silence of the Rain by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza