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The life and death of Carolina Maria de Jesus / Robert M. Levine and José Carlos Sebe Bom Meihy.

By: Levine, Robert M.
Contributor(s): Meihy, José Carlos Sebe Bom, 1943-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.): Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1995Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiv, 162 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0826316476; 9780826316479; 0826316484; 9780826316486.Subject(s): Jesus, Carolina Maria de | Blacks -- Brazil -- São Paulo -- Social conditions | São Paulo (Brazil) -- Social conditions | Brazil -- History -- 20th century | Blacks -- Brazil -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Life and death of Carolina Maria de Jesus.DDC classification: 981/.61062/092 | B Other classification: MI 84010
Contents:
From the favela to the moon -- Cinderella scorned -- Carolina's children -- Carolina's legacy.
Review: "Important companion to items #bi 00005749#, #bi 98007394#, and #bi 00005750#. Two historians retrace Carolina's life, especially in the years following the short-lived success of Quarto de despejo (Child of the dark), and reflect on what her life story reveals about race in Brazil. Includes extensive interviews with Carolina's children"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58. http://www.loc.gov/hlas
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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F2659.N4 L48 1995 (Browse shelf) Available 0000002075869

Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-158) and index.

From the favela to the moon -- Cinderella scorned -- Carolina's children -- Carolina's legacy.

"Important companion to items #bi 00005749#, #bi 98007394#, and #bi 00005750#. Two historians retrace Carolina's life, especially in the years following the short-lived success of Quarto de despejo (Child of the dark), and reflect on what her life story reveals about race in Brazil. Includes extensive interviews with Carolina's children"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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Two historians work jointly to produce a biography of a brave, courageous, and fiercely independent favela dweller from the slums of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Levine, of the University of Miami, and Bom Meihy, of the University of Sao Paulo, chronicle the life and times of Carolina Maria de Jesus, an illegitimate black Brazilian woman born into destitution in the rural interior who fled the countryside in 1937 at the age of 23 to seek a better life in Sao Paulo. The authors describe Carolina's life of misery and poverty as aptly as their subject did in her own diaries, first published to great success in Brazil in 1960 and later in English as Child of the Dark (1962). But they also explore the political, social, and cultural aspects of her life that she naturally would be inclined to omit, such as her sexual activities and the reasons for her lack of popularity in Brazilian intellectual circles. The book is especially useful for students of Brazilian history and culture. For academic and larger public library collections.-Philip Y. Blue, Dowling Coll. Lib., Oakdale, N.Y. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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