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First World Third Class and Other Tales of the Global Mix
  

First World Third Class and Other Tales of the Global Mix (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

By Rheda, Regina
Translated by Frizzi, Adria
Translated by Reyoung
Translated by Coles, David
Translated by Perrone, Charles A.

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A collection of short stories and a novella by Brazilian writer Regina Rheda.

ISBN 9780292706996
Barcode 9780292706996
Published 1 June 2005 by Inbooks
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title
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Language English (translated from: Portuguese)
Series Texas Pan American Literature in Translation
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ISBN-13 9780292706996
ISBN-10 0292706995
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint University of Texas Press
Publication Date 1 June 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Language English
Translated from Portuguese
Author(s) By Rheda, Regina
Translated by Frizzi, Adria
Translated by Reyoung
Translated by Coles, David
Translated by Perrone, Charles A.
Series Texas Pan American Literature in Translation
Category Fiction
Short Stories
Cultural Studies
Number of Pages 275
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 481g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rheda, Regina
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 869.342
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Regina Rheda is a contemporary award-winning Brazilian writer whose original voice and style have won her many admirers. First World Third Class and Other Tales of the Global Mix presents some of her finest and most representative work to an English-speaking readership. Stories from the Copan Building consists of eight tales set in a famous residential building in Sao Paulo. The stories, like the apartment complex, are a microcosm of modern-day urban Brazil. They are witty, consistently caustic, and never predictable. Also in this volume is the poignant and often hilarious novella First World Third Class. It depicts young middle-class professionals and artists who, as opportunities in Brazil diminished, opted to leave their country, even if it meant taking menial jobs abroad. At the center of the narrative is Rita, a thirty-year-old aspiring filmmaker who migrates to England, and then Italy. She looks for work and love in all the wrong places, moving from city to city and from bed to bed. The last three stories in this collection also happen to be among the author's most recent. The Enchanted Princess is an ironic title for a postfeminist tale of a South American woman being wooed to marry an old-world gentleman who promises to take care of her every need. The Sanctuary concerns the living conditions of immigrant workers and farm animals. Equally piquant in nature, The Front deals with ecology, labor environments, and gender politics.

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Author's Bio

REGINA RHEDA has also won awards in filmmaking in Brazil. She currently lives in northern Florida. Adria Frizzi is a translator and critic who teaches in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Texas at Austin.

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