By Graciliano Ramos
About the author:
Graciliano Ramos was once greatly one of crucial Brazilian authors of the 20 th century. He was once a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a baby Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, laid low with poverty and critical climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, nation of Alagoas, to reside together with his father and in 1927 he used to be elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first ebook, Caetés. many years later he used to be jailed via the Getúlio Vargas executive, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His reports in prison could develop into a distinct own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" variety of writing and the clash among the identity and the area are the numerous marks of his works.
About the ebook (in Portuguese):
Graciliano Ramos, um dos maiores escritores brasileiros do século XX, traz em seu livro infanto-juvenil, A Terra dos Meninos Pelados, a história de Raimundo, um menino diferente de todos os outros por ter um olho preto, o outro azul e a cabeça careca. Cansado de ser alvo de chacota na escola e nas ruas da cidade, Raimundo parte em uma viagem fantástica para um lugar onde as pessoas saibam conviver com as diferenças.
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Semmes burned the Brilliant and transferred fifty of his prisoners to the Emily Farnum and ransomed her, with the agreement that she would sail to Liverpool. But the Emily Farnum broke her agreement, unbeknown to us, and returned to Boston, where she spread word that our raider was off the coast. Newspapers picked up the news and, though we were not aware of it, the alarm spread fast. It hampered our movements. Yet within twelve days Semmes overtook and burned eight more enemy ships, taking their crews aboard and releasing them at the first port we entered.
He was tempted, according to a rumor that ran through our ship, to steam through and attack the shipping in New York Harbor. Instead, he gave up this bold gamble and set off for Martinique to rendezvous with the Agrippina. We moved cautiously. Not only did we know the number of Northern ships that were trailing us, but also that each had a picture of the 290, a copy of a photograph taken by someone with a camera before we sailed from Liverpool. ” Slipping out of the Gulf Stream, we skirted the regular shipping lanes, but by chance on November 2 we overhauled the New Bedford whaler Levi Starbuck.
I cannot put them down, even now. “I’ve never seen Port-au-Prince,” I answered. ” “As good a reason as any,” Lieutenant Kell replied, unconvinced, I judged by his tone. The sixty-six passengers were mostly French planters and their wives. I saw them only as they got on the Dauphine and as they got off, a fashionable group who had been in New Orleans for some sort of celebration. The ship was in command of Chief Petty Officer Carroll. He was a young man I knew only slightly, an alert and knowledgeable seaman.
A Terra dos Meninos Pelados by Graciliano Ramos