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Iracema

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Paperback in almost as new condition.

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 love 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.

Translated from the Portuguese by Clifford E Landers

Item details

Author(s):
Alencar, Jose de
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
13.8 x 20.9 x 1.3 cm
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0195115481
ISBN-13:
9780195115482
Number of pages:
148
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Iracema

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Paperback in almost as new condition.

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 love 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.

Translated from the Portuguese by Clifford E Landers

Author(s):
Alencar, Jose de
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
13.8 x 20.9 x 1.3 cm
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0195115481
ISBN-13:
9780195115482
Number of pages:
148
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Iracema

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