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The Diary of Helena Morley

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In 1952, soon after her arrival in Brazil, Elizabeth Bishop asked her new Brazilian friends which of their country's books she should read. They recommended Minha Vida de Menina - a diary kept by a young girl who lived in a mining town at the end of the nineteenth century. As a labor of love, Elizabeth Bishop devoted three years to translating the diary, a delightful accou
Paperback, 216 pages
Published June 5th 1997 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (first published 1977)
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The various introductions to this book ended up interesting me more than then book itself. To be fair, it was not written for me as an audience. If you are interested in turn-of-the century Brazil, or how life was for a teenager back then, this may be the book for you. I tired soon of the descriptions of "funny" things done by Helena's cousins/servants/neighbors, and the inner workings of the pre-electronic teenager mind. I would be interested in someone doing a comparison between this and Anne ...more
Gabriela Melo
Escrito em forma de diário, Minha vida de menina, é um livro doce, que conta, através dos olhos da adolescente Helena, cenas do cotidiano do Brasil, que acabara de abolir a escravidão e tornar – se uma republica.
É uma leitura bastante agradável, elogiado por autores consagrados, como Carlos Drummond de Andrade e Guimarães Rosa.
O nome verdadeiro de Helena é Alice Dayrell Caldeira Brant.
This book is based on a young woman's journal from the late 1800s, but doesn't really provide any insights into the writer's personality. Not worth finishing.
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Ruth. Set in Brazil 1890s --
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Alice Dayrell Caldeira Brant (August 28, 1880 – June 20, 1970) was a Brazilian writer. She was born in Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil to a British father and a Brazilian mother. Her diaries were published under the pseudonym Helena Morley.
Her girlhood diaries spanning the years 1893 and 1895 were first published in 1942 as Minha vida de menina (translated into English by Elizabeth Bishop as The
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