João Almino's Free City (Brazilian Literature Series) PDF

By João Almino

ISBN-10: 1564789365

ISBN-13: 9781564789365

Loose urban is grasp storyteller João Almino's 3rd novel to target town of Brasília, the social swirl of its early years, while contractors, company profiteers, idealists, politicians, mystical sects, or even celebrities mingled—including Aldous Huxley, Fidel Castro, Andre Malraux, John Dos Passos, Elizabeth Bishop, etc. placing prior and current into direct clash, the tale takes the shape of a weblog, even incorporating reviews from different bloggers, each one with their vested pursuits, every one with new purposes for spinning fictions in their personal.

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