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The Resource Memoirs of a militia sergeant : a novel, by Manuel Antônio de Almedia ; translated from the Portuguese by Ronald W. Sousa ; with a foreword by Thomas H. Holloway ; and an afterword by Flora Süssekind, (electronic resource)

Memoirs of a militia sergeant : a novel, by Manuel Antônio de Almedia ; translated from the Portuguese by Ronald W. Sousa ; with a foreword by Thomas H. Holloway ; and an afterword by Flora Süssekind, (electronic resource)

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Memoirs of a militia sergeant : a novel
Title
Memoirs of a militia sergeant
Title remainder
a novel
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by Manuel Antônio de Almedia ; translated from the Portuguese by Ronald W. Sousa ; with a foreword by Thomas H. Holloway ; and an afterword by Flora Süssekind
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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1831-1861
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Almeida, Manuel Antônio de
Dewey number
869.3
LC call number
PQ9697.A6
LC item number
M413 1999eb
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1943-
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  • Sousa, Ronald W.
  • ebrary, Inc
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Library of Latin America
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  • Portuguese literature
  • Autobiography
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Recognized as a turning point in Brazilian literature, this entertaining novel of urban manners follows the ne'er-do-well Leonardo through his various romantic liaisons and frequent scrapes with the law. First printed in weekly installments in 1852, and later published in two volumes in 1854-55,Memoirs of a Militia Sergeantcomprises a series of humorous vignettes held together by the adventures and misfortunes of this young rogue--who matures from a handful of a toddler into a ruffian of a boy and an idler of a young man--and his father, also named Leonardo.Manuel Antnio De Almeida tells a story in everyday language that is rich in detail of life on the streets and the modest circumstances of the free poor of Rio de Janeiro. Through satirical accounts of the escapades of characters who always seem close to the brink of some personal crisis or social misstep, yet who manage to pull through by hook or by crook, Almeida makes a subtle and incisive comment on Brazilian urban society and culture of the nineteenth century. Now available in a new and lively translation,Memoirs of a Military Sergeantoccupies an important position in the satirical literature of Brazil and the world
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Memoirs of a militia sergeant : a novel, by Manuel Antônio de Almedia ; translated from the Portuguese by Ronald W. Sousa ; with a foreword by Thomas H. Holloway ; and an afterword by Flora Süssekind, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 184)
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OCM1bookssj0000638475
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unknown
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9780195115505
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000638475
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Memoirs of a militia sergeant : a novel, by Manuel Antônio de Almedia ; translated from the Portuguese by Ronald W. Sousa ; with a foreword by Thomas H. Holloway ; and an afterword by Flora Süssekind, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 184)
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000638475
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780195115505
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000638475

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