Culture and Customs of Brazil
Race, religion, language, culture, and national character are full of contradictions. Brazil, the largest country in South America, embodies so much paradox that it defies neat description. This book will help students and general readers dispel stereotypes of Brazil and begin to understand what country's bigness means in terms of its land, people, history, society, and cultural expressions.
This is the only authoritative yet accessible volume on Brazil that surveys a wide range of important topics, from geography, to social customs, art, architecture, and more. Highlights include discussions of the fluid definitions of race, rituals of candomble, the importance of extended family networks, beach culture, and soccer madness. A chronology and glossary supplement the text.
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Indeed , Machado was such an extraordinary writer that neither Spanish America
nor the United States can boast of having produced a writer his equal . He wrote
in every genre , but it is in his voluminous collections of short stories and in his ...
How I Did Not Become a Minister of State : ( Machado de Assis , Epitaph of a
Small Winner , 110 , 202 , 205 ) If this all sounds and looks like a modern novel ,
it ' s because it is . When Machado wrote Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas , F
Unlike Machado , who wrote much and in many genres , da Cunha ' s fame rests
on a single work . It is the only volume unanimously included in the national
canon . Like Machado , he belongs chronologically to the Realist school , but
there is ...
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