Iracema / Edition 1

Iracema / Edition 1

by Jose de Alencar, Clifford E. Landers, Naomi Lindstrom, Alcides Villaca
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195115481

ISBN-13: 9780195115482

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Jose de Alencar's prose-poem Iracema, first published in 1865, is a classic of Brazilian literature—perhaps the most widely-known piece of fiction within Brazil, and the most widely-read of Alencar;s many works. Set in the sixteenth century, it is an extremely romantic portrayal of a doomed live between a Portuguese soldier and an Indian maiden. Iracema

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Jose de Alencar's prose-poem Iracema, first published in 1865, is a classic of Brazilian literature—perhaps the most widely-known piece of fiction within Brazil, and the most widely-read of Alencar;s many works. Set in the sixteenth century, it is an extremely romantic portrayal of a doomed live between a Portuguese soldier and an Indian maiden. Iracema reflects the gingerly way that mid-nineteenth century Brazil dealt with race mixture and multicultural experience. Precisely because of its nineteenth-century romanticism, Iracema strongly contributed to a Brazilian sense of nationhood—contemporary Brazilian writers and literary critics still cite it as a foundation for their own work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195115482
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Library of Latin America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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