A Terra dos Meninos Pelados by Graciliano Ramos

By Graciliano Ramos

About the author:

Graciliano Ramos was once extensively certainly one of crucial Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He used to be a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a baby Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, affected by 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, country of Alagoas, to dwell together with his father and in 1927 he used to be elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first ebook, Caetés. many years later he used to be jailed by way of the Getúlio Vargas govt, on a cost that was once by no means made transparent. His reviews in penitentiary may turn into a different own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" variety of writing and the clash among the identity and the area are the numerous marks of his works.

About the publication (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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He’s probably back at the wagon right now, laughing the points off his ears. Think about it. I mean, how would he even get up there? He crawled in through the drain. The drain?! HA! Now I've heard everything! why would a treasury have a drainage system? Well, okay… But this is too small for anyone but — Last chance, Dessa. You wanna help us or not? I'm so hungry! Bah! Scavenging dog! Please, guardsman! Just a crust of bread? Away from the palace before we clap you in irons! What's the problem here, men?

He crawled in through the drain. The drain?! HA! Now I've heard everything! why would a treasury have a drainage system? Well, okay… But this is too small for anyone but — Last chance, Dessa. You wanna help us or not? I'm so hungry! Bah! Scavenging dog! Please, guardsman! Just a crust of bread? Away from the palace before we clap you in irons! What's the problem here, men? Captain Drake! N-nothing, sir. Just a beggar, sir. You know how the Queen hates them milling about. Yes. I know. So unlike her father.

Fisk? Though you’d think "the greatest thief in North Huntington" could have just picked the lock. Subtle. This is more my style. You comin’, or what? Wooo-hooo! We’re rich! Rich, I tells ya! …Queen Magda has all this just sitting here, while her people are down there going hungry. Well, no more going hungry for us! I can’t believe it… And no more performing like monkeys for that fat canker-blossom and his third-rate sideshow, either! I dunno. This was too easy. " You’ve forgotten the stairs? The fire-breathing hallway?

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