By Graciliano Ramos

About the author:

Graciliano Ramos was once commonly one among an important Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He was once a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a toddler Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, laid low with poverty and serious climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, nation of Alagoas, to dwell along with his father and in 1927 he was once elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first ebook, Caetés. many years later he was once jailed through the Getúlio Vargas executive, on a cost that was once by no means made transparent. His reviews in reformatory might turn into a different own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" kind of writing and the clash among the identification and the realm are the numerous marks of his works.

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Graciliano Ramos, um dos maiores escritores brasileiros do século XX, traz em seu livro infanto-juvenil, A Terra dos Meninos Pelados, a história de Raimundo, um menino diferente de todos os outros por ter um olho preto, o outro azul e a cabeça careca. Cansado de ser alvo de chacota na escola e nas ruas da cidade, Raimundo parte em uma viagem fantástica para um lugar onde as pessoas saibam conviver com as diferenças.

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Then, just as suddenly as he had disappeared, Bambino returned. But even after Sam placed the second announcement in the papers, people continued to bring cats to his home as a way to meet their favorite author. A few months after Bambino’s return, Sam took to wearing all-white suits year-round—a reminder of the suits he wore during the summers of his happier days when his entire family was alive. This is often how he is remembered today. Whether Bambino’s return really had anything to do with Sam’s decision is something only Sam and Bambino would know.

As to being on the verge of being a sick man, I don’t take any stock in that. ” “Look at Papa,” Clara whispered. ” “He looks happier than he’s been in a long time,” Jean whispered back, putting an arm around her sister. Bambino blinked his blue eyes and purred. Author’s Note In November 1904 Samuel L. Clemens—known to the world by his pen name, Mark Twain—moved to 21 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Joining him was his youngest daughter, Jean; his housekeeper, Katy Leary; and a black cat named Bambino.

Five months before Bambino and Mr. Twain starts, Sam’s wife, Olivia (“Livy”), died. Not only were they deeply in love, but Livy was also Sam’s editor. She helped Sam bring Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and his other classic stories to life. When Livy died, Sam felt as if his reason for writing had died, too. When Sam moved to the Fifth Avenue house, he closed his door to the world. But in the spring of 1905, everything changed when Bambino, who had been Sam’s constant companion, disappeared out an open window.

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