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By Rachel de Queiroz

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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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The letter-writing of empire always indicates its extent, but with Stevenson the range of his journeys everywhere goes further, and his activity as a letter writer is another way of recounting adventure, a method not without parallel among explorers of the period and before. Like others in his day, he often traveled in the least comfortable way, whether it be in the Cȳvennes in France, around Davos in Switzerland, in New York City, at Saranac in the Adirondack Mountains, crossing the United States by a miserable 舠emigrant train舡 (a journey that almost killed him on his way to meet his wife in San Francisco), or traveling by schooner to the Marquesas Islands, Tahiti, and Hawaii and thence to western Samoa, where, seeming to be settled for a change, he bought more than 300 acres of land on which he built Vailima.

Pharmacology could not alter the course of tuberculosis, and it was thought that bracing cold air in a clear mountain climate would remedy the disease. Stevenson spent the winters of 1880 and 1881 at Davos, was erroneously pronounced cured, and left for a life of continued wandering in search of a salubrious climate. Not surprisingly for those who have read The Magic Mountain or the life story of the poet John Keats (1795-1821), TB is a disease of fevers and a feverish existence. With Stevenson this hectic rhythm animated his virtually desperate travels; he became more of an explorer than a tourist, a restless voyager who knew he would never return home to his beloved country.

At the end of his life, settled in western Samoa, he wrote letters to condemn imperial abuses in the islands. The letter-writing of empire always indicates its extent, but with Stevenson the range of his journeys everywhere goes further, and his activity as a letter writer is another way of recounting adventure, a method not without parallel among explorers of the period and before. Like others in his day, he often traveled in the least comfortable way, whether it be in the Cȳvennes in France, around Davos in Switzerland, in New York City, at Saranac in the Adirondack Mountains, crossing the United States by a miserable 舠emigrant train舡 (a journey that almost killed him on his way to meet his wife in San Francisco), or traveling by schooner to the Marquesas Islands, Tahiti, and Hawaii and thence to western Samoa, where, seeming to be settled for a change, he bought more than 300 acres of land on which he built Vailima.

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