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By Euclides da Cunha,Ilan Stavans,Elizabeth Lowe

An very important new translation of a basic paintings of Brazilian literature

Written through a former military lieutenant, civil engineer, and journalist, Backlands is Euclides da Cunha's shiny and poignant portrayal of Brazil's notorious struggle of Canudos. The deadliest civil battle in Brazilian historical past, the clash through the Nineties used to be among the govt and the village of Canudos within the northeastern country of Bahia, which were settled through 30,000 fans of the non secular zealot Antonio Conselheiro. faraway from simply an target retelling, da Cunha's tale exhibits either the importance of this occasion and the complexities of Brazilian society.

released the following in a brand new translation by way of Elizabeth Lowe, and that includes an creation by means of one of many ultimate students of Latin the USA, this is often certain to stay the best chronicles of battle ever penned.

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