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Child of the Dark:: The Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus

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The 50th anniversary edition of a powerful diary documenting the plight of the poor

Carolina Maria de Jesus wrote her diary on scraps of paper each day while she scavenged through the squalid slums of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and tried to feed her three young children. Her account of daily life stunned the world with its honesty and its simple, moving artistry.

Synopsis:

The powerful firsthand account of life in the streets of São Paulo that drew international attention to the plight of the poor.

Includes eight pages of photographs and an afterword by Robert M. Levine

Translated from the Portuguese by David S. Clair

 

Synopsis:

This new edition of the powerful firsthand account of life in the streets of Sao Paulo from 1955 to 1960 that drew international attention to the plight of the poor includes eight pages of photos and a new Afterword.

About the Author

Carolina Maria de Jesus, a Brazilian woman with only two years of schooling, was the mother of three illegitimate children, each born of a different father. This story of her life in São Paulo stands as a vivid, incendiary social document. With stark simplicity, Carolina describes her squalid neighborhood, the favela, and tells how she lived hand to mouth. To keep herself and her children barely alive, to stave off their ever-present hunger, Carolina must scavenge for scraps of metal and paper in the gutter to sell. Her story is a witness to the vicious fights, the knifings, and the sordid sex of the favelados—prisoners of poverty, prey of the unscrupulous, and the breeders of revolution.

 

Robert M. Levine devoted his career to Brazilian social history. He chaired the National Committee on Brazilian Studies and the Columbia University Seminar on Brazil and was director of the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Miami. His major books include Vale of Tears and Father of the Poor? Vargas and His Era.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451529107
Author:
De Jesus, Carolina M
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Translator:
St. Clair, David
Author:
Jesus, Carolina Maria De
Author:
Jesus, Carolina Maria
Author:
de Jesus, Carolina Maria
Author:
Levine, Robert M.
Author:
St. Clair, David
Author:
David St. Clair
Author:
Levine, Robert
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
Säao Paulo
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Säao Paulo (Brazil) Social conditions.
Subject:
Jesus, Carolina Maria de
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
vol. 1
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
6.89x4.19x.60 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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The powerful firsthand account of life in the streets of São Paulo that drew international attention to the plight of the poor.

Includes eight pages of photographs and an afterword by Robert M. Levine

Translated from the Portuguese by David S. Clair

 

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