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The Resource Her mother's mother's mother and her daughters, Maria Jose Silveira ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M. B. Becker

Her mother's mother's mother and her daughters, Maria Jose Silveira ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M. B. Becker

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Her mother's mother's mother and her daughters
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Her mother's mother's mother and her daughters
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Maria Jose Silveira ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M. B. Becker
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  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"Spanning 500 years of Brazilian history, Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters chronicles a family of women, beginning in 1500 with the birth of Inai<U+00d4>a, daughter of a Tupiniquim warrior, and ending in 2001 with Inai<U+00d4>a's distant descendent, Maria Flor. As each new daughter takes the place of her mother, and the mothers before her, Maria Jose Silveira's captivating, cinematic prose takes us through the formation of the country itself, as well as through the roles, customs, challenges, and intrigues of the women within it. Subversive and refreshing, Silveira blends great storytelling with personal politics to critique the machismo, authoritarianism, and abuses of power prevalent in Brazilian culture. It's a delicate subject, the family story is complicated, and not everything was wine and roses. There was, of course, much happiness and love, many battles and accomplishments, great feats-after all, the women here helped to build this country from nearly nothing. But there were also stories of insanity, or murderesses, and not a few sorrows and tragedies. Great disappointments. A good many of them. Maria Jose Silveira is the author of ten novels, including the prize-winning Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters, the film rights to which were sold to TV Globo. Eric M. B. Becker is editor of Words Without Borders and an award-winning journalist and literary translator. He received a PEN/Heim Translation grant for his work on Mia Couto, and has also translated works by Lygia Fagundes Telles, Noemi Jaffe, and others"--
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Silveira, María José
Dewey number
869.3/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ9698.429.I48
LC item number
M3413 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Becker, Eric M. B.
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women
  • Families
  • Brazil
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Her mother's mother's mother and her daughters, Maria Jose Silveira ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M. B. Becker
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First published as A mãe da mãe de sua mãe e suas filhas
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781940953670
Lccn
2017036349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn974677697
  • (OCoLC)974677697
  • 974596
Label
Her mother's mother's mother and her daughters, Maria Jose Silveira ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M. B. Becker
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as A mãe da mãe de sua mãe e suas filhas
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781940953670
Lccn
2017036349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn974677697
  • (OCoLC)974677697
  • 974596

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