The Tragic Death of Major Policarpo Quaresma
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Published: March 23, 2012
Words: 67,076 (approximate)
Considered Barreto's magnum opus, this book tells the story of Policarpo Quaresma, a radical Brazilian patriot. Policarpo's dearest dream is to see Brazil as one of the world's most powerful nations, but he notices a lot of problems in his country...
Considered Barreto's magnum opus, this story is frequently read in Brazilian schools and popular in the so called "Vestibular" (Yearly exams for University admission in Brazil). It tells the story of Policarpo Quaresma, a radical Brazilian patriot. Policarpo's dearest dream is to see Brazil as one of the world's most powerful nations. He notices many problems in the political and social structure of his country, realizing that Brazilian people loved the European culture more than their own country's and tries to change this reality.
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