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Brazil through the Eyes of William James

Letters, Diaries, and Drawings, 1865–1866, Bilingual Edition/Edição Bilíngue

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674021334

Publication Date: 11/15/2006


230 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

38 line drawings; 10 black and white halftones

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies > Series on Latin American Studies

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Machado’s bilingual edition Brazil through the Eyes of William James expertly gathers and examines James’ sketches, written correspondence and diaries produced during the Thayer Expedition to the Amazon basin in 1865 and 1866, offering a fascinating glimpse into the formative voyage of one of North America’s preeminent thinkers. While adding to an important body of travel literature set in Brazil that spans from the early colonial era (Hans Staden) to the 20th century (Claude Lévi-Strauss), Harvard UP’s handsomely illustrated volume offers a comprehensive cultural and historical critique of the expedition and its participants, contributing to a greater understanding of U.S.–Brazilian relations amid the contentious political climate of the U.S. Civil War Era.—Jason Borge, AmeriQuests

Brazil through the Eyes of William James comes complete with a full Portuguese text. James’s revealing narrative, his surprisingly witty and whimsical drawings, Professor Machado’s introduction, excellent notes, and overall high-quality book-crafting make this a model volume of great interest.—Peter Skinner, ForeWord

This beautifully produced bilingual volume brings together William James’s letters, diaries, and drawings from his eight-month trip to Brazil in 1865–66… Machado’s tracing of the trip, and her detailed background on the participants, make this book a significant addition to James studies.—Amalie Kass, New England Quarterly

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