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Graciliano Ramos used to be broadly one in all crucial Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He was once a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a baby Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, tormented by poverty and critical climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, country of Alagoas, to dwell together with his father and in 1927 he used to be elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first booklet, Caetés. many years later he used to be jailed by way of the Getúlio Vargas govt, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His stories in reformatory could turn into a special own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" kind of writing and the clash among the identification and the area are the numerous marks of his works.

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Graciliano Ramos, um dos maiores escritores brasileiros do século XX, traz em seu livro infanto-juvenil, A Terra dos Meninos Pelados, a história de Raimundo, um menino diferente de todos os outros por ter um olho preto, o outro azul e a cabeça careca. Cansado de ser alvo de chacota na escola e nas ruas da cidade, Raimundo parte em uma viagem fantástica para um lugar onde as pessoas saibam conviver com as diferenças.

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M-Master Greyfalcon? I apologize for the interruption. I-I see that you’ve received a message from one of the pigeons. Did you know, guardsman, that I envision a day when we no longer require pigeons to fly our messages? No longer need the pigeons, master? Why, to do that, a man would have to grow his own wings! Indeed. Why do you bother me at this hour? Captain Drake requests your presence. It-It’s the treasure tower. Your traps have been sprung.

Sure he did! So, what are we looking for? Trip wires? False floors? The traps were just disarmed then, So they could bring the gold up! how would he know what they are? The cook's brother's friend never actually set foot in this tower, did he? …Nothing that sophisticated, I don't think. Makes sense…I guess. Probably more like — Fisk! Topper! uh-oh. Ooof! Okay. Now what? I’ve got an idea. That’s what I was afraid of. How you doin' up there, pal? > GeDDin' Dired, buD I can make iD! I dink I'm ad de dop!

I apologize for the interruption. I-I see that you’ve received a message from one of the pigeons. Did you know, guardsman, that I envision a day when we no longer require pigeons to fly our messages? No longer need the pigeons, master? Why, to do that, a man would have to grow his own wings! Indeed. Why do you bother me at this hour? Captain Drake requests your presence. It-It’s the treasure tower. Your traps have been sprung.

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