Download Backlands: The Canudos Campaign (Penguin Classics) by Euclides da Cunha,Ilan Stavans,Elizabeth Lowe PDF

By Euclides da Cunha,Ilan Stavans,Elizabeth Lowe

An vital new translation of a basic paintings of Brazilian literature

Written through a former military lieutenant, civil engineer, and journalist, Backlands is Euclides da Cunha's brilliant and poignant portrayal of Brazil's notorious struggle of Canudos. The deadliest civil warfare in Brazilian heritage, the clash through the Nineties used to be among the govt and the village of Canudos within the northeastern country of Bahia, which were settled through 30,000 fans of the spiritual zealot Antonio Conselheiro. faraway from simply an aim retelling, da Cunha's tale exhibits either the importance of this occasion and the complexities of Brazilian society.

released the following in a brand new translation by way of Elizabeth Lowe, and that includes an advent by way of one of many prime students of Latin the United States, this is often absolute to stay the best chronicles of battle ever penned.

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