Rebellion in the Backlands

Chicago: University of Chicago, 1944. Second printing. Cloth. Translated by Samuel Putnam from the Portuguese Os Sertões. This epic tale of the Canudos Rebellion in northeastern Brazil (and its brutal suppression), originally published in 1902 -- and a touchstone of Brazilian literature. It's a sprawling book, part military history, part meditation on the Brazilian national character and a hallucinatory portrait of Antonio Conselheiro, the charismatic leader of the 1893-1897 rebellion. Published in Portuguese as Os Sertoes (more literally the arid region). Da Cunha (1866-1909) was a journalist covering the war. Fine in Very Good DJ. Item #1834

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