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What if, as David William Foster poses in his introduction to Brazilian author Moacyr Scliar’s novel, the Germans did choose to invade the Americas in the second World War? What if the Luftwaffe did plan to bomb American cities? Wartime residents of Brazil’s populous urban areas—where Scliar himself grew up in the 1940s—surely asked themselves those same questions. And imm ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 15th 2010 by Texas Tech University Press (first published March 1st 2004)
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Martha Toll
This seemingly light book is written by a major Latin American writer, Moacyr Scliar, whose fairy tale like description of fighting the Nazis in a shtetl in Brazil is ultimately painful and thought provoking.Here's my feature discussing this--
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Lindo, triste, verdadeiro... Um livro tão curtinho, tão cheio de vida e de histórias e de lembranças e de tristezas... Uma obra prima!
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Moacyr Jaime Scliar (born March 23, 1937) is a Brazilian writer and physician.
Scliar is best known outside Brazil for his 1981 novel Max and the Cats (Max e os Felinos), the story of a young man who flees Berlin after he comes to the attention of the Nazis for having had an affair with a married woman. Making his way to Brazil, his ship sinks, and he finds himself alone in a dinghy with a jaguar w
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