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José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist so much recognized for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of flicks that had distribution within the English conversing international. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in response to Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins was once "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), used to be released with hassle, yet quickly it bought praised by way of the critics.

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Integrantes do chamado “Ciclo do Cangaço”, PEDRA BONITA e CANGACEIROS, de José Lins do Rêgo, abordam a realidade nordestina, fortemente marcada pela seca e pelo movimento do cangaço.

Lançado em 1953, CANGACEIROS retoma a história de Bentinho Já adulto, o rapaz se apaixona pela bela Alice. Irmão do mais famoso cangaceiro da região, o rapaz vive um amor proibido, uma vez que sua namorada é filha de um homem que odeia o cangaço.

Apesar de ter uma história de amor como fio condutor, o sertão é o grande protagonista dessa saga. Com seu estilo crítico e observador das desigualdades sociais, José Lins do Rêgo aborda a luta pela sobrevivência no sertão, a brutalidade do cangaço e os motivos que levam os homens a entrar para o movimento.

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13. See below. 88 Att. 1. 89 Att. 1. Cf. 5). 90 Att. 1: quod sit vides: ita civile est ut non ex civium dissensione sed ex unius perditi civis audacia natum sit. is autem valet exercitu, tenet multos spe et promissis, omnia omnium concupivit (You see the nature of this war: It is a civil war in the sense that it has arisen not from conflict between citizens, but from the audacity of one unscrupulous individual. He gets all his power 86 87 42 ORIGINES Cicero sees Caesar as a very real threat to the res publica of old, but is unsure of precisely what to expect from him.

96 Cf. 82-3. 12-18), welcome his victory. Cicero, however, was of a different opinion at the time and preferred to see Caesar as a second Hannibal (Att. 1) rushing through the Italian landscape, intent on the destruction of Rome. Cicero’s correspondence serves not only as a corrective, in some instances, for Caesar’s De bello civili, but also as confirmation of events mentioned in the literary tradition on the civil war. Taking that as a given, we need also to consider the broad philosophical framework at Rome against which these events, which both authors’ report, could have been judged of by either, before concentrating on Cicero’s own position within the field.

Cicero’s description during the late fifties of the res publica as a faded picture, nothing more than a mere word (Rep. 2), forestalling Caesar’s remark that the res publica has become a name without a body (Suet. Iul. 77). Cf. Chapter Six section two. 83 Cicero’s array of historical exempla in De republica may very well seem like the imagines of a funerary procession. 84 Collins (1972), Hayne (1995). 85 Collins (1972:945) likens De bello civili to ‘a good epic poem’. 81 82 THE EVIDENCE 41 events) some of its nuancing lends itself to interpretation as an attempt at the application of ancient historiographical conventions to his narrative.

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