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João Guimarães Rosa

Rosa, João Guimarães (rŏˈzä) [key], 1908–67, Brazilian novelist. In The Devil to Pay in the Backlands (1956, tr. 1963), Rosa combines naturalism with psychological analysis in his examination of Riobaldo, an outlaw from NE Brazil. Rosa, a leading novelist of 20th-century Brazil, was also a physician and served as a Brazilian diplomat.

See stories tr. by B. Shelby (1968); studies by J. Vincent (1978) and E. de Faria Coutinho (1991).

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

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