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Sharon Lubkemann Allen

… Fundiu esterlinas entre as unhas roxas nos oscilantes de Ribeirão Preto … – Batat’assat’ô furnn! … (In a perfume of heliotropes and puddles whirls a flower-of-evil … She came from Turkestan; and she has circles under her eyes that obscure souls … She has smelted English pounds between her purple fingernails in the bordellos of Ribeirão Preto … Get-a you roast-a yams! …)22 Mário de Andrade hears the Brazilian city, with its particular Portuguese intonations, but sees in it also a series of other places, actual and literary. His own extensive exposure to what Russian

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