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Iracema by Jose de Alencar

Iracema (1865)

by Jose de Alencar

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Em 'Iracema', Alencar constrói, à maneira do colonizador, a imagem do índio serviçal e integrado com a civilização do homem europeu. Apesar da utopia romântica, elabora um quadro dos costumes e lendas indígenas a partir da natureza tipicamente brasileira. ( )
  Helo_Miranda | Nov 28, 2011 |
  geraldomotacoelho | Jan 15, 2011 |
A book which represents an important portrait of the idealized Brazilian indian. Full of details, descriptions and scenes of adventure, Iracema shows the impossible relationship between an indian men "Peri" and an European, white woman "Ceci". The excess of adjectives and fancy maybe get the book into a boring reading. ( )
  marciliogq | Sep 28, 2009 |
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Verdes mares bravios de minha terra natal, onde canta a jandaia nas frondes da carnaúba;
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One of the greatest novels of Brazilian Literature, Iracema metaphorically recounts the origins of Brazil. The story revolves around the colonist Martim and his love for the Indian maiden Iracema. From their union is born a son, the new man of the New World. But while the son survives, the union costs the life of his mother, or in other words, the life of the indigenous peoples of Brazil.

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Jose de Alencar's prose-poem Iracema, first published in 1865, is a classic of Brazilian literature--perhaps the most widely-known piece of fiction within Brazil, and the most widely-read of Alencar;s many works. Set in the sixteenth century, it is an extremely romantic portrayal of a doomed live between a Portuguese soldier and an Indian maiden. Iracema reflects the gingerly way that mid-nineteenth cenury Brazil dealt with race mixture and multicultural experience. Precisely because of its nineteenth-century romanticism, Iracema strongly contributed to a Brazilian sense of nationhood--contemp… (more)

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