Mario de Andrade
Having lost a magic amulet, the hero and his brothers journey to Sao Paulo to retrieve the talisman that has fallen into the hands of an Italo-Peruvian captain of industry (who is also a cannibal giant). Written over six delirious days - the fruit of years of study - Macunaima magically synthesizes dialect, folklore, anthropology, mythology, flora, fauna, and pop culture to examine Brazilian identity. This brilliant translation by Katrina Dodson has been many years in the making and includes an extensive section of notes providing essential background information for this magnificent work.
Published: UK, 2023
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
ISBN 13: 9781804270264
ISBN 10: 1804270261
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