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Memoirs of a militia sergeant : a novel

Author: Manuel Antônio de Almeida; Ronald W Sousa; Thomas H Holloway; Flora Süssekind
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Library of Latin America.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Excellent translation of a Brazilian classic first published as a serial in 1852-53. Sousa captures the vivacity and wit of the original while effectively evoking mood and historical milieu of free lower classes of Rio de Janeiro in early-19th century. Outstanding accompanying essays"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Picaresque literature
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Antônio de Almeida; Ronald W Sousa; Thomas H Holloway; Flora Süssekind
ISBN: 019511549X 9780195115499 0195115503 9780195115505
OCLC Number: 40135367
Language Note: Translation of: Memôrias de um sargento de milícias.
Description: xxii, 184 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Library of Latin America.
Other Titles: Memórias de um sargento de milícias.
Responsibility: by Manuel Antònio de Almedia ; translated from the Portuguese by Ronald W. Sousa ; with a foreword by Thomas H. Holloway ; and an afterword by Flora Süssekind.
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First published in 1854, this novel of urban manners follows a ne'er-do-well militia sergeant through his romantic liaisons and scrapes with the law. The novel was long considered an early picaresque  Read more...

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