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João Guimarães Rosa

Biography

João Guimarães Rosa was born in Cordisburgo in 1908. He studied medicine and became a doctor in the sertão (the sparsely populated wilderness area) of Minas Gerais. In 1934 he entered the diplomatic service and served in Germany, Colombia and France till 1951. However, it was his work in the sertão that colored his fiction. He mainly wrote short stories. Grande sertão: veredas (The Devil to Pay in the Backlands) is his only novel. He died in 1967.

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Bibliography

1936 Magma
1946 Sagarana
1947 Com o Vaqueiro Mariano
1956 Corpo de baile (later divided into three as Manuelzão e Miguilin; No Urubuquaquá, no Pinhém; Noites do sertão)
1956 Grande sertão: veredas (The Devil to Pay in the Backlands)
1962 Primeiras estórias (The Third Bank of the River and Other Stories)
1964 Campo Geral
1965 Noites do Sertão
1967 Tutaméia; terceiras estórias
1969 Estas estórias
1970 Ave, palavra
1973 Seleta
1978 Contos
1983 Jardins e riachinhos
1983 Rosiana: uma coleténea de conceitos, máximas e brocardos de João Guimarães Rosa
1987 A volta do marido pródigo
1994 Ficcão completa