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ERIC Number: ED403600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Image of New York City in the 1920s through the Eyes of the Brazilian Modernist Writer, Monteiro Lobato.
Aiex, Nola Kortner
In 1927 the Brazilian modernist writer, Jose Bento Monteiro Lobato, traveled to New York City with his family, where he took up a position as economic attache at the Brazilian Consulate. For 4 years he and his family lived in Jackson Heights, while he worked and observed the feverish activity that was making the United States the foremost and most modern country in the world. His many letters back home to Brazil to his closest friends and relatives are filled with the images of a great city, his admiration for the United States, and the impressions of the people around him, including both everyday folk and outstanding persons like Henry Ford. The letters are colloquial, vibrant, expressive, and personal. They can serve intermediate students of Portuguese as lessons in how to write a letter and also as travel literature and popular history. (Contains seven notes.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)