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Backlands: The Canudos Campaign - Da Cunha, Euclides, and Stavans, Ilan (Introduction by), and Lowe, Elizabeth (Translated by)
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An important new translation of a fundamental work of Brazilian literature Written by a former army lieutenant, civil engineer, and journalist, Backlands is Euclides da Cunha's vivid and poignant portrayal of Brazil's infamous War of Canudos. The deadliest civil war in Brazilian history, the conflict during the 1890s was between the government and the village of Canudos in the northeastern state of Bahia, which had been settled by 30,000 followers of the religious zealot Antonio Conselheiro. Far from just an objective ...

Backlands: The Canudos Campaign 2010, Penguin Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780143106074

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