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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195115482
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Library of Latin America Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2000

    Wonderfull book

    The book is just great, need no comments. One of the best Brazilian books. I have one suggestion to who buy this english version, skip the 'foreword'... because this is the first book I see that there's a foreword that will tell you what happens in the story and tell you the end, before you actually read the book! I think it wouldn't be that fun reading it after knowing what's gonna happen... Just can't understand why they'd do it, in the portuguese version there isn't someting like that...

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