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12%OFFPeter Robb - A death in Brazil - 9780747573166 - V9780747573166
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A death in Brazil

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Description for A death in Brazil Paperback. Using the art, food and the books of Brazils nineteenth-century writer, Machado de Assis, this work is about its history of slavery and the multicultural but disturbed society that was left in its wake when the practice was abolished in the late nineteenth century. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: 1KLSB; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 201 x 150 x 24. Weight in Grams: 288. A Book of Omissions. 352 pages. Using the art, food and the books of Brazils nineteenth-century writer, Machado de Assis, this work is about its history of slavery and the multicultural but disturbed society that was left in its wake when the practice was abolished in the late nineteenth century. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 1KLSB; WTL. Dimension: 201 x 150 x 24. Weight: 246.
Delving into Brazil's baroque past, Peter Robb writes about its history of slavery and the richly multicultural but disturbed society that was left in its wake when the practice was abolished in the late nineteenth century. Even today, Brazil is a nation of almost unimaginable distance between its wealthy and its poor, a place of extraordinary levels of crime and violence. It is also one of the most beautiful and seductive places on earth. Using the art, food and the books of its great nineteenth-century writer, Machado de Assis, Robb takes us on a journey into a world like Conrad's ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages
352
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2005
Condition
New
Number of Pages
352
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780747573166
SKU
V9780747573166
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Ref
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About Peter Robb
Peter Robb has lived in Europe and Brazil for much of his adult life. He now lives in Sydney, Australia.

Reviews for A death in Brazil
'Robb is a superb stylist, and this brilliant dissection of modern Brazil is unputdownable' Sunday Times 'Outstanding a heady and fascinating picture of an extraordinary country' Daily Telegraph 'Fascinating and revealing It is the Brazil that Robb sees beyond the sensations that gives his book its great travelling dimension' New York Times 'It ... Read more

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