Neste romance, Darcy Ribeiro mostra a etnologia indígena e o leitor conhecerá, por meio da personagem central, como vivem e se organizam os índios.
Paperback, 353 pages
Published March 12th 1984 by Vintage
(first published 1981)
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Ribeiro, Darcy. MAIRA. (1978; U.S. – 1984). ***. I have to admit that I couldn’t make it all the way through this book to the end. What ultimately destroyed me was the plethora of Indian names that I couldn’t keep straight in my head. What I read of it (about half) was well-written, but I should have kept a list of all the characters as they appeared. These were Brazilian Indians and their names, not like American Indian names we are familiar with like Tonto or Black Hawk, so I quit. The author...more
Darcy Ribeiro (Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil, October 26, 1922 – Brasilia, DF, Brazil, February 17, 1997) was a Brazilian anthropologist, author and politician. Darcy Ribeiro's ideas of Latin American identity have influenced several later scholars of Latin American studies. As Minister of Education of Brazil he caried out profound reforms which led him to be invited to participate in univer...moreMore about Darcy Ribeiro...