Iracema

ISBN-10: 0195115481
ISBN-13: 9780195115482
Edition: 2000
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/16/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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 cenury 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.

Library of Latin America
Series Editors' General Introduction
Foreword
Notes
Translator's Note
Iracema
Notes
Letter to Dr. Jaguaribe
Afterword Iracema: Poetry and Colonization

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