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Her mother's mother's mother & her daughters

Author: María José Silveira; Eric M B Becker
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Spanning 500 years of Brazilian history, Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters chronicles a family of women, beginning in 1500 with the birth of Inaiá, daughter of a Tupiniquim warrior, and ending in 2001 with Inaiá's distant descendent, Maria Flor. As each new daughter takes the place of her mother, and the mothers before her, Maria Jose Silveira's captivating, cinematic prose takes us through the
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silveira, María José.
Her mother's mother's mother and her daughters.
Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2017
(DLC) 2017048876
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: María José Silveira; Eric M B Becker
ISBN: 9781940953670 1940953677
OCLC Number: 974677697
Language Note: Translated from Portuguese.
Notes: Originally published as A mãe da mãe de sua mãe e suas filhas.
Description: 335 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Mãe da mãe de sua mãe e suas filhas.
Her mother's mother's mother and her daughters
Responsibility: Maria José Silveira ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M.B. Becker.

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"Spanning 500 years of Brazilian history, Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters chronicles a family of women, beginning in 1500 with the birth of Inaiá, daughter of a Tupiniquim warrior, and ending in 2001 with Inaiá's distant descendent, Maria Flor. As each new daughter takes the place of her mother, and the mothers before her, Maria Jose Silveira's captivating, cinematic prose takes us through the formation of the country itself, as well as through the roles, customs, challenges, and intrigues of the women within it. Subversive and refreshing, Silveira blends great storytelling with personal politics to critique the machismo, authoritarianism, and abuses of power prevalent in Brazilian culture. It's a delicate subject, the family story is complicated, and not everything was wine and roses. There was, of course, much happiness and love, many battles and accomplishments, great feats-after all, the women here helped to build this country from nearly nothing. But there were also stories of insanity, or murderesses, and not a few sorrows and tragedies. Great disappointments. A good many of them. Maria Jose Silveira is the author of ten novels, including the prize-winning Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters, the film rights to which were sold to TV Globo. Eric M.B. Becker is editor of Words Without Borders and an award-winning journalist and literary translator. He received a PEN/Heim Translation grant for his work on Mia Couto, and has also translated works by Lygia Fagundes Telles, Noemi Jaffe, and others"--

"Spanning 500 years of Brazilian history, Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters chronicles a family of women, beginning in 1500 with the birth of Inaiá's daughter of a Tupiniquim warrior, and ending in 2001 with Inaiá's distant descendent, Maria Flor. As each new daughter takes the place of her mother, and the mothers before her, Maria José Silveira's captivating, cinematic prose takes us through the formation of the country itself, as well as through the roles, customs, challenges, and intrigues of the women within it. Subversive and refreshing, Silveira blends great storytelling with personal politics to critique the machismo, authoritarianism, and abuses of power prevalent in Brazilian culture"--

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