Life along the Estrada Real is still very much in the 19th century. Women cook meals on wood stoves. Men go about their business on horseback. Mules carry firewood and such. People will invite a stranger into the house and offer him food. Cheney's book is a unique look at the cradle of Brazilian culture. This isn't the Brazil of beaches, rain forests, and slum-infected cities. It's a place where tradition, architecture, food, music, and values go back hundreds of years. But the quiet, rural life along the Estrada Real is under assault from global culture, a concern Cheney grapples with as he makes what may be the last observations of a dying way of life. The book includes photographs taken along the Estrada Real.
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Glenn Cheney is the author of several books on Latin America. He has taught creative writing at a number of colleges and universities since the late 80's, along with serving as the US Liaison to the Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais. He currently lives with his wife in Connecticut.
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Descripción Chicago Review Press, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0897335309
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