Graciliano Ramos


Born
in Quebrangulo, Alagoas, Brazil
October 27, 1892

Died
March 20, 1953

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Graciliano Ramos was widely considered one of the most important Brazilian authors of the 20th century. He was a seminal voice in the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a child Ramos lived in many cities of Northeastern Brazil, stricken by poverty and severe weather conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro where he worked as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, state of Alagoas, to live with his father and in 1927 he was elected mayor.
In 1933 he published his first book, Caetés. A few years later he was jailed by the Getúlio Vargas government, on a charge that was never made clear. His experiences in jail would become a unique personal deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in
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4.02 avg rating — 2,058 ratings — published 1934 — 18 editions
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Angústia

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Memórias do Cárcere - Volume I

4.22 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 1975 — 6 editions
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A Terra dos Meninos Pelados

3.78 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1936 — 5 editions
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Caetés

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Enfance

4.01 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 1945 — 15 editions
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Alexandre e Outros Heróis

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Memórias do Cárcere

4.18 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1953 — 5 editions
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