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The Brazil Reader

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780822322900
Author(s): Robert M. Levine
Format: Paperback
Year: 1999
Publisher: Duke University Press
Dimensions: 157 x 39 x 230 (w x l x h)
Pages: 527
Series: The Latin American Readers

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Bordering all but two of South America's other nations and by far Latin America's largest country, Brazil differs linguistically, historically, and culturally from Spanish America. Its indigenous peoples share the country with descendants of Portuguese conquerors and the Africans they imported to work as slaves, along with more recent immigrants from southern Europe, Japan, the Middle East, and elsewhere. Capturing the scope of this country's rich diversity and distinction as no other book has done—with more than a hundred entries from a wealth of perspectives—"The Brazil Reader" offers a fascinating guide to Brazilian life, culture, and history.

Complementing traditional views with fresh ones, "The Brazil Reader's" historical selections range from early colonization to the present day, with sections on imperial and republican Brazil, the days of slavery, the Vargas years, and the more recent return to democracy. They include letters, photographs, interviews, legal documents, visual art, music, poetry, fiction, reminiscences, and scholarly analyses. They also include observations by ordinary residents, both urban and rural, as well as foreign visitors and experts on Brazil. Probing beneath the surface of Brazilian reality—past and present—"The Reader" looks at social behavior, women's lives, architecture, literature, sexuality, Please click here to ask a question
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