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João Ubaldo Ribeiro

Ribeiro, João Ubaldo, 1941–, Brazilian journalist and novelist. His novel Sergeant Getúlio (1971, tr. 1978) narrates the efforts of a mercenary to deliver a prisoner in remote NE Brazil; it is notable for its violence and moral ambiguity. His later fiction includes The Lizard's Smile (1981, tr. 1994) and An Invincible Memory (1984, tr. 1989).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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