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Literary Giant Honored

By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - One of Brazil's favorite sons, the writer, sociologist and engineer Euclides da Cunha (1866 - 1909), is being honored from August through November at the Brazilian Academy of Letters (Academia Brasileira da Letras), with a series of lectures and events reflecting on his life and impact on Brazilian culture.

The season continued yesterday, September 15, with another installment in a series of conferences titiled 'Euclides and the Amazon', for which the Academia sought the insight of 21 of Brazil's most recognized da Cunha devotees and scholars, who "seek to [show] the . . .

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