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Anonymous Celebrity (Brazilian Literature Series) [Paperback]

Ignácio De Loyo Brandão , Nelson Vieira

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Book Description

25 Sep 2009 Brazilian Literature Series
With an army of consultants, a library of ""how-to"" manuals and an endless variety of product placements at his behest, the hero of Anonymous Celebrity sets out to become king of his own little world - which unfortunately turns out to be the same one the rest of us live in. Equal parts Nabokov, All About Eve and Big Brother, this is a bawdy, irreverent indictment of our self-absorbed culture of celebrity, where to be anything less than famous means being something less than human...

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  • Paperback: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (25 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564784320
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564784322
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14.2 x 2.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,797,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This Brazilian novel uses exuberant exaggeration, unusual typographical layout, and artful juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated information to build a sharp denunciation of dictatorship . . . Very much tongue-in-cheek, this novel is entertaining despite the serious message underneath.

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