By Rachel de Queiroz
About the writer (from Goodreads):
Raquel de Queiroz (November 17, 1910 – November four, 2003) was once a Brazilian writer and journalist.
Rachel used to be born on Revolutionary Organization 17 November 1910 in Fortaleza, capital of the northeastern country of Ceará. in the course of her early life, her kin spent a number of years in Rio de Janeiro and Belém earlier than relocating again to Fortaleza.
She all started her profession in journalism in 1927 below the pen identify "Rita de Queiroz". She entered nationwide highlight with the unforeseen luck of her debut novel O Quinze in 1930. She released different 3 novels prior to relocating to Rio, in 1939. She used to be additionally well known for her cronicas, brief topical newspaper pieces.
In 1964 she turned Brazil's consultant to the UN and in 1977 she turned the 1st lady author to go into the Academia Brasileira de Letras. She received the Camões Prize (1993) and the Prêmio Jabuti.
She died of middle assault in her residence in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro on four November 2003, approximately weeks earlier than her 93rd birthday.
Sobre o livro:
Memorial de Maria Moura, Prêmio Jabuti 1993, foi o último romance da escritora, publicado quando ela tinha eighty two anos e considerado sua obra-prima. O livro se tornou sucesso de crítica e de público, principalmente após servir de base para a minissérie de televisão, protagonizada por Glória Pires. Rachel entrou para a história da literatura brasileira por vários motivos: foi uma das precursoras do romance regionalista com O Quinze, lançado quando ela tinha 19 anos, a primeira mulher a ingressar na Academia Brasileira de Letras, em 1977, e uma das melhores cronistas brasileiras do século XX. É no Brasil rural do século XIX que se passa a história de Maria Moura. Ela tinha apenas 17 anos quando encontrou a mãe morta, foi violentada pelo padrasto e viu suas terras serem cobiçadas por primos inescrupulosos. Uma mulher vulgar sucumbiria a tantas adversidades, mas Maria Moura possuía outro temperamento.
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