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The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics Paperback – 1 Jul 1999

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  • Paperback: 542 pages
  • Publisher: Latin America Bureau (1 July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1899365397
  • ISBN-13: 978-1899365395
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 4 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 749,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Capturing the scope of Brazil's rich diversity and distinction--with over a hundred entries from a wealth of perspectives-this book offers a fascinating guide to Brazilian life, culture, and history."
--Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

"[D]esigned to whet the appetite and quicken the imagination. . . . None of the readings is irrelevant or without purpose. Most tease and provoke, urging the reader to search for more and read on. As an introduction to five hundred years of history, that is no mean achievement."
--Peter Flynn, "Bulletin of Latin American Research"

"Complementing traditional views with fresh ones, this books' selections range from early colonization to the present day, with sections on imperial and republican Brazil, the days of slavery, the Vargas years, and the return to democracy. . . . A hefty volume that will satisfy your curiosity on almost all things Brazilian."
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--South American Explorer

""The Brazil Reader" captures the history and culture of the South American country in small but powerful doses. . . [A] splendid work. . . . The scholar will find it a source of reference, while the general reader will gain a general knowledge of Brazil's past as well as acquire an understanding of the country's problems and prospects."
--Melvin D. Davis, "South Eastern Latin Americanist"

"This volume comes as close to capturing Brazil as any book to date, with over one hudered excerpts guiding the reader through the country's history, diversity, and culture. The selection of texts is excellent--creative and interdisciplinary, ranging widely from the academic and critical to the traditional and reactionary. . . . [A] wonderfully intelligent, provocative and sympathetic reader on one of the world's most complex countries, excellent for the student and general reader alike."
--British Bulletin of Publications

"[An] impressive volume. . . skillfully edited. . . . "The Brazil Reader" communicates easily and intelligently with undergraduate students, academic specialists on Brazil and Latin America, and travelers to Brazil for business or pleasure. "The Brazil Reader" is a rich and essential complement to simplistic travel guides on Brazil. Whether a traveler, a teacher, a researcher, a journalist, or a businessperson, anyone who wants to really learn about and capture Brazil's essence has been given a tremendous gift in Robert M. Levine's and Joseph J. Crocitti Jr.'s "The Brazil Reader,""
--Martha K. Huggins, "Luso-Brazilian Review"

“A worthy successor to the pioneering "Peru Reader", this volume provides a comprehensive guide to Brazil’s history and culture from the Portuguese colonial past to the postmodern present. Defty crossing disciplines and integrating elite and popular realms, "The Brazil Reader" is certain to please both the serious student and the general reader.”—Gil Joseph, Yale University

“What gives "The Brazil Reader" its special cachet is freshness, sensitivity, and empathy in its diversity of perspectives on twentieth-century Brazil, from the top down, from the bottom up, and from somewhere in the middle.”—Stanley J. Stein, Princeton University

"A worthy successor to the pioneering "Peru Reader," this volume provides a comprehensive guide to Brazil's history and culture from the Portuguese colonial past to the postmodern present. Defty crossing disciplines and integrating elite and popular realms, "The Brazil Reader" is certain to please both the serious student and the general reader."--Gil Joseph, Yale University

""The Brazil Reader" is simply indispensable. . . ."--Julio Cesar Pino" Hispanic American Historical Review""

""The Reader" cannot fail to impress. . . . The specialist, the activist, the artist and the anonymous all find a space in "The Brazil Reader," creating what the editors describe as a 'balance of voices.' In summary, for the well-heeled scholar or the curious undergraduate "The Brazil Reader" will present possibilities, challenges and thought-provoking reading."--Jane-Marie Collins, "Bulletin of Hispanic Studies"

"A stellar collection of texts on Brazilian history and contemporary life. No ordinary reader, this volume goes below the surface to introduce an American audience to Brazil's complexities and diversity."--"Foreign Affairs"

"Duke University Press has just brought out . . . the closest thing to a voyage around 'the great green elbow' that one of its novelists called his rich and varied country. The book shimmers with every type of essay, historiography, and literary tidbit."--"Rain City Review"

"Whether ingested in short sips or long draughts, "The Brazil Reader" has an accumulative weight, breadth, and durability. . . . [I]t's a book that offers an intelligent and up-to-date survey of a vital and vibrant country. It's hard to imagine how we were able to get along without it."--Bondo Wyszpolski, "Brazzil"

What gives "The Brazil Reader" its special cachet is freshness, sensitivity, and empathy in its diversity of perspectives on twentieth-century Brazil, from the top down, from the bottom up, and from somewhere in the middle. Stanley J. Stein, Princeton University"

A worthy successor to the pioneering "Peru Reader," this volume provides a comprehensive guide to Brazil s history and culture from the Portuguese colonial past to the postmodern present. Defty crossing disciplines and integrating elite and popular realms, "The Brazil Reader" is certain to please both the serious student and the general reader. Gil Joseph, Yale University"

"The Brazil Reader" is simply indispensable. . . . --Julio Cesar Pino, " Hispanic American Historical Review""

"The Reader" cannot fail to impress. . . . The specialist, the activist, the artist and the anonymous all find a space in "The Brazil Reader," creating what the editors describe as a balance of voices. In summary, for the well-heeled scholar or the curious undergraduate "The Brazil Reader" will present possibilities, challenges and thought-provoking reading. --Jane-Marie Collins, "Bulletin of Hispanic Studies""

A stellar collection of texts on Brazilian history and contemporary life. No ordinary reader, this volume goes below the surface to introduce an American audience to Brazil s complexities and diversity. --"Foreign Affairs""

Duke University Press has just brought out . . . the closest thing to a voyage around the great green elbow that one of its novelists called his rich and varied country. The book shimmers with every type of essay, historiography, and literary tidbit. --"Rain City Review""

Whether ingested in short sips or long draughts, "The Brazil Reader" has an accumulative weight, breadth, and durability. . . . [I]t s a book that offers an intelligent and up-to-date survey of a vital and vibrant country. It s hard to imagine how we were able to get along without it. --Bondo Wyszpolski, "Brazzil"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"What gives "The Brazil Reader" its special cachet is freshness, sensitivity, and empathy in its diversity of perspectives on twentieth-century Brazil, from the top down, from the bottom up, and from somewhere in the middle."--Stanley J. Stein, Princeton University --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By A Customer on 6 Nov. 2003
Format: Paperback
It was very interested read this book, as a brazilian citizenship, many times I got amazed and surprised to read about my own Country... the book brings us the real history of Brazil, such as, is not told or known!
I totally recommend the book for everyone!
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