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Graciliano Ramos and the Making of Modern Brazil

Memory, Politics and Identities

Brazilian writer Graciliano Ramos (1892–1953) is a key figure in understanding the making of modern Brazil, and this collection gathers the most up-to-date criticism and analysis of his work. Contributors consider issues such as Ramos's dialogue with literary tradition, his legacy for contemporary writers, and his treatment of racial discrimination and gender inequality. The book also addresses his involvement in politics, offering fresh perspectives on what can be gleaned of his political thinking from his work and engagement.

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“This volume of essaysrepresents a welcome reappraisal of the works of a Brazilian writer whose innovative portrayals of poverty, social inequality, small-town life and economic migration are still surprising and relevant, more than fifty years after they were first published.”

Dr Claire Williams, University of Oxford

“Not before time, a collection of essays by some of the best-known scholars in Brazilian Studies, writing about one of Brazil’s greatest writers. A valuable addition to Graciliano Ramos’s bibliography in English or any language, for academics and students alike.”

M. M. Lisboa, University of Cambridge

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