By Graciliano Ramos
About the author:
Graciliano Ramos used to be commonly one of an important Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He used to be a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a toddler Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, laid low with poverty and serious 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, kingdom of Alagoas, to dwell together with his father and in 1927 he was once elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first publication, Caetés. many years later he used to be jailed via the Getúlio Vargas govt, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His reports in reformatory might develop into a distinct own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" form of writing and the clash among the identity and the realm are the numerous marks of his works.
About the booklet (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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