A Death in Brazil by Peter Robb

A Death in Brazil by Peter Robb

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Presents the story of Peter Robb's encounter with one of the world's greatest and strangest countries.

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'Like everyone I went to Brazil to get away...' So begins this collage of travel, history, culture and personal reminiscence from the author of Midnight in Sicily and M. Delving into Brazil's baroque past, Peter Robb writes about its history of slavery and the richly multicultural but disturbed society that was left in its wake when the practice was abolished in the late nineteenth century. Even today, Brazil is a nation of almost unimaginable distance between its wealthy and its poor, a place of extraordinary levels of crime and violence. It is also one of the most beautiful and seductive places on earth. Using the art and the food, and the books of its great nineteenth century writer, Machado de Assis, Robb takes us on a journey into a world like Conrad's Nostromo. A world so absurdly dramatic, like the current president Lula's fight for power, that it could have come from one of the country's immensely popular TV soap operas, a world where resolution is often only provided by death. Like all the best travel writing, A Death in Brazil immerses you deep into the heart of a fascinating country. Vivid, obsessive and intelligent, this is an utterly enthralling account.

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SKU GOR003043010
Title A Death in Brazil
Author By (author) Peter Robb
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0747573158
ISBN 13 9780747573159
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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'Like everyone I went to Brazil to get away...' So begins this collage of travel, history, culture and personal reminiscence from the author of Midnight in Sicily and M. Delving into Brazil's baroque past, Peter Robb writes about its history of slavery and the richly multicultural but disturbed society that was left in its wake when the practice was abolished in the late nineteenth century. Even today, Brazil is a nation of almost unimaginable distance between its wealthy and its poor, a place of extraordinary levels of crime and violence. It is also one of the most beautiful and seductive places on earth. Using the art and the food, and the books of its great nineteenth century writer, Machado de Assis, Robb takes us on a journey into a world like Conrad's Nostromo. A world so absurdly dramatic, like the current president Lula's fight for power, that it could have come from one of the country's immensely popular TV soap operas, a world where resolution is often only provided by death. Like all the best travel writing, A Death in Brazil immerses you deep into the heart of a fascinating country. Vivid, obsessive and intelligent, this is an utterly enthralling account.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003043010
Title A Death in Brazil
Author By (author) Peter Robb
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0747573158
ISBN 13 9780747573159
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No