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Iracema : Library of Latin America (Paperback) - José de Alencar


Library of Latin America (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780195115482
Number Of Pages: 174

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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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"Another historically and culturally significant addition to the Library of Latin America series."--Booklist

Library of Latin Americap. ii
Series Editors' General Introductionp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Notesp. xxiii
Translator's Notep. xxv
Iracemap. xxvii
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Notesp. 115
Letter to Dr. Jaguaribep. 131
Afterword Iracema: Poetry and Colonizationp. 139
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ISBN: 9780195115482
ISBN-10: 0195115481
Series: Library of Latin America (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 1st January 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.07  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.21