[EPUB] ✶ Viva o Povo Brasileiro ✻ João Ubaldo Ribeiro – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A family saga spanning nearly 400 years this absorbing epic novel lays bare the soul of the Brazilian nation Whaling war macumba slavery murder cannibalism and Brazil's struggle for independence add m A family saga spanning nearly years this absorbing epic novel lays bare the soul of the Brazilian nation Whaling war macumba slavery murder cannibalism and Brazil's struggle for independence add momentum to Ribeiro's lyrical effusive sonorous serpentine prose laced Viva o PDF or with a touch of magic realism something of a cross between Melville and Gabriel Garcia Maruez The author himself has rendered the fluent translation At the center is Amleto Ferreira a th century paterfamilias and conniving bookkeeper who defrauds a baron of his wealth; Amleto's ladylike long suffering wife Teolina; and their children among them a priest a romantic poet and a soldier A bestseller in Brazil the novel graphically portrays the terrible cruelty inflicted by whites on blacks mulattos and Indians; the lives of these native peoples unfold in dozens of intertwined stories The relationship between Merinha patient Penelope like servant girl and runaway slave Budiao is moving Also memorable are year old Great Mother Dadinha and Maria da Fe a bandit warrior who converses with birds and seeks special power from a sorcerer's charms Catapulting his tale into the s journalist Ribeiro Sergeant Getulio creates a stunning portrait of a people who though outwardly mirthful are still not free Copyright Reed Business Information Inc.
- 504 pages
- Viva o Povo Brasileiro
- João Ubaldo Ribeiro
- 05 September 2016 João Ubaldo Ribeiro