Brazil

  • Auteur: John Updike
  • ISBN: 0679430717
  • Date de sortie: 1994-01
  • Collection: Knopf
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Trista+a1o, an African-Brazilian street kid, and Isabel, an upper-class teen fresh from convent school, fall in love and flee from her rich father and the toughs he has sent in pursuit of them. Simultaneous.

Brazil

  • Auteur: Ignacy Sachs
  • ISBN: 9780807894118
  • Date de sortie: 2009-04-15
  • Collection: Univ of North Carolina Press
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Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical overviews of Brazilian life, history, and culture and insight into Brazil's development over the past century. The distinguished essayists, most of whom are Brazilian, provide expert perspectives on the social, economic, and cultural challenges that face Brazil as it seeks future directions in the age of globalization. All of the contributors connect past, present, and future Brazil. Their analyses converge on the observation that although Brazil has undergone radical changes during the past one hundred years, trenchant legacies of social and economic inequality remain to be addressed in the new century. A foreword by Jerry Davila highlights the volume's contributions for a new, English-reading audience. The contributors are Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira, Cristovam Buarque, Aspasia Camargo, Gilberto Dupas, Celso Furtado, Afranio Garcia, Celso Lafer, Jose Seixas Lourenco, Renato Ortiz, Moacir Palmeira, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Ignacy Sachs, Paulo Singer, Herve Thery, and Jorge Wilheim.

Brazil

  • Auteur: Ronald M. Schneider
  • ISBN: 9780813324371
  • Date de sortie: 1996
  • Collection: Westview Press
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Brazil, the world's fifth largest and fifth most populous country, is entering its second decade of civilian constitutional government. It has recently achieved sustained economic growth. Nevertheless, Brazil's population of 157 million is divided by huge inequities in income and education, which are largely correlated with race. Offering a comprehensive, multidimensional portrait of the nation, the author analyzes the historical processes of Brazil's development from the European encounter to independence and the return to democracy in 1984. He also provides a detailed treatment of contemporary government and politics, including the 1994 elections as well as an overview of Brazil's rich cultural heritage and an assessment of its place in the international arena.

A Death in Brazil

  • Auteur: Peter Robb
  • ISBN: 9780747573166
  • Date de sortie: 2005
  • Collection: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
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Delving into Brazil's baroque past, Peter Robb writes about its history of slavery and the richly multicultural but disturbed society that was left in its wake when the practice was abolished in the late nineteenth century. Even today, Brazil is a hation of almost unimaginable distance between its wealthy and its poor, a place of extraordinary levels of crime and violence. It is also one of the most beautiful and seductive places on earth. Using the art and the food, and the books of its great nineteenth century writer, Machado de Assis, Robb takes us on a journey into a world like Conrad's Nostromo. A world so absurdly dramatic, like the current president Lula's fight for power, that it could have come from one of the country's immensely popular TV soap operas, a world where resolution is often only provided by death. Like all the best travel writing, A Death in Brazil immerses you deep into the heart of a fascinating country. Vivid, obsessive and intelligent, this is an utterly enthralling account.

Brazil

  • Auteur: Cherie Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9780781810807
  • Date de sortie: 2005
  • Collection: Hippocrene Books
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The largest nation in South America, Brazil is home to vast rain forests, pristine tropical beaches, and the world's largest river, the Amazon. This book explores the nation's distinct regional cuisine, and explains how Amerindian, European and African contributions have come together to form modern Brazilian cookery. More than 130 recipes range from Feijoada, the Brazilian national dish, to lesser-known delicacies such as Shrimp and Bread Pudding, Crab Soup and Banana Brittle. Also included are suggested menus, a list of ingredient sources, and a glossary of Brazilian culinary terms. The author has travelled extensively throughout the Portuguese-speaking world. She developed a love for Brazilian cooking when she lived in Brazil in the 1960s.

A Brief History of Brazil

  • Auteur: Teresa A. Meade
  • ISBN: 0816077886
  • Date de sortie: 2010
  • Collection: Infobase Publishing
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From the Publisher: "A Brief History of Brazil, Second Edition comes at a crucial time in Brazil's history. In the past seven years since the first edition of this book was published, the country has undergone dramatic changes. Foremost among them is the recent discovery of offshore oil and gas reserves that may allow Brazil not only to achieve self-sufficiency but also to become a major exporter of petroleum and biofuels. The nation is today richer, less in debt, and more active in international trade. It is more urbanized and making better use of its vast agricultural resources. Brazilians, although plagued by poverty, illiteracy, and crime, continue to contribute to international culture through music, dance, art, and, increasingly, film." A BriefHistory of Brazil, Second Edition covers all major events, people, and developments in Brazil from the precolonial and colonial periods through today. It also explores the hallmarks of Brazilian popular culture: soccer, Carnival, music, and television dramas. Basic facts, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of suggested reading make up the appendixes.

Brazil

  • Auteur: Leslie Bethell
  • ISBN: 9780521368377
  • Date de sortie: 1989-05-26
  • Collection: Cambridge University Press
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The transformation of Brazil from Portuguese colony to independent nation continues through Brazilian independence to the Paraguayan War, the age of reform (1870-1889) and The First Republic (1889-1930).
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