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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.
"Another historically and culturally significant addition to the Library of Latin America series."--Booklist
Library of Latin America
Series Editors' General Introduction
Letter to Dr. Jaguaribe
Afterword Iracema: Poetry and Colonization
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ISBN: 9780195115482 ISBN-10: 0195115481 Series: Library of Latin America Audience:
Number Of Pages: 174 Published: 1st January 2000 Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61
Weight (kg): 0.21