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Sousa, Ronald W. 1943-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 72 publications in 2 languages and 5,836 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Picaresque literature  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Bibliography  Novels  Essays  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PQ9697.L585, 869.3
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Most widely held works by Ronald W Sousa
The Amazon : land without history by Euclides da Cunha( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the eight pieces that make up Land Without History, first published in Portuguese in 1909, Euclides da Cunha offers a rare look into twentieth century Amazonia, and the consolidation of South American nation states. Mixing scientific jargon and poetic language, the essays in Land Without History provide breathtaking descriptions of the Amazonian rivers and the ever-changing nature that surrounds them. Brilliantly translated by Ronald Sousa, Land Without History offers a view of the ever changing ecology of the Amazon, and a compelling testimony to the Brazilian colonial enterprise, and its imperialist tendencies with regard to neighboring nation-states. -- Publisher description from http://www.oup.com (Sep. 23, 2011)
Memoirs of a militia sergeant : a novel by Manuel Antônio de Almeida( )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Excellent translation of a Brazilian classic first published as a serial in 1852-53. Sousa captures the vivacity and wit of the original while effectively evoking mood and historical milieu of free lower classes of Rio de Janeiro in early-19th century. Outstanding accompanying essays"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The humanities in dispute : a dialogue in letters by Ronald W Sousa( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The humanities are under attack from many sides: from conservatives who decry "political correctness" in the classroom; from liberals, who are impatient with the traditional curriculum; and from legislators and students, who are looking for relevance and marketable skills." "Disturbed by these acrimonious arguments, the authors - former colleagues and university-press board members - embarked on an ambitious project to reexamine a number of major literary and philosophical works dealing with the liberal arts and education. With their discussions ranging from Plato to Rousseau, from Cicero to Vico, from Erasmus to Matthew Arnold, Sousa and Weinsheimer offer not a history of education philosophy but an examination of the present. They read these astonishingly diverse works with one question foremost: "Do our predecessors' reflections offer anything better in defense of humanities education than modern platitudes about 'broadening one's horizons'?""--Jacket
The passion according to G.H. by Clarice Lispector( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy woman, G.H., finds herself alone without a maid, and without a lover. She is thinking about what had occurred the previous day, when she decided to clean out the small maidʹs quarters at the back of her Rio de Janeiro apartment. However, the room of her former maid, Janair, already was clean and was almost devoid of material possessions
The rediscoverers, major writers in the Portuguese literature of national regeneration by Ronald W Sousa( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yes, comrade! by Manuel Rui( )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On emerging from hyper-nation : Saramago's "historical" trilogy by Ronald W Sousa( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Emerging from Hyper-Nation represents Ronald W. Sousa's attempt to answer the question, "Why do I smile on reading one of Saramago's 'historical' novels?" Why that reaction of emotional release? To answer the "smile question" the book engages in a critical mode that could be described as "discourse analysis." It combines several critical strains and relies on basic concepts from Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, Adlerian psychology, and contemporary cognitive psychology for their discourse-analytical value rather than as entree into psychoanalytical reading per se. The introductory chapter presents some of the concepts that underlie that compound analytical modality and sets out an overview of twentieth-century Portuguese social and economic history. Then, with an eye to answering the "smile question," the book reads Nobel Laureate José Saramago's three novels, Baltasar and Blimunda (1982), The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (1984), and The History of the Siege of Lisbon (1989). Or, better, it seeks to read Sousa's own reading of the three works, since focus falls on how each novel seeks to construct both its own reading and also Sousa as its reader. The discussion brings to light a number of textual phenomena that bear upon the "smile question." Among them are that the novels invoke, often subtly, the fascist hermeneutical heritage remaining from before the revolution of 1974 as a constituent part of their communication with the reader; that they summon up historical trauma; that they function as Freudian-style "tendentious jokes"; and that, through these various invocations, they seek to constitute a postrevolutionary Portuguese subject."--
The murmuring coast by Lídia Jorge( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This captivating tale is told in two parts. The first presents Lidia Jorge's version of a traditional story about a series of supposed incidents set in Beira, Mozambique. The events take place in the final years of Portugal's colonial African wars as an undisclosed narrator describes the military wedding of a young Portuguese ensign and an equally young bride. The wedding is followed by the mass poisoning of hundreds of native Africans and the arrival of a rain of locusts. The story ends grimly with the groom's suicide. Evita Lopo, the unnamed bride from the first part, narrates the remainder of the story. Twenty years have gone by and she reviews the past and questions the unidentified narrator's rendering of events in the first section. Evita's reminiscences destroy the credibility of the earlier story, and she supplies the reader with a great deal of information that the author of the previous account had suppressed or to which he or she merely alluded. It becomes apparent that betrayal and guilt have motivated all of the characters' actions
Problems of enlightenment in Portugal : essays by Workshop on Socio-Historical Approaches to Portuguese Literature( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This little Lusitanian house : essays on Portuguese culture by Eduardo Lourenço( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voz autoritaria y experiencia fascista : José Saramago by Ronald W Sousa( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a Portuguese immigrant poem from California, 1901 by Maria Angelina Duarte( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here on Douradores Street : essays on Fernando Pessoa by Eduardo Lourenço( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernando Pessoa's Mensagem and its place in the literature of national regeneration by Ronald W Sousa( )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of a Militia Sergeant: A Novel (Library of Latin America) by Manuel Antônio de Almeida( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reading the harper : on a Portuguese immigrant poem from California, 1901 by Maria Angelina Duarte( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Control of the imaginary : reason and imagination in modern times by Luiz Costa Lima( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stop the Madness! a Quick and Effective Guide to Interrupting Irresponsible Behavior in Any Setting: Home, School, the Workplace, Corrections, Treatment and Counseling Centers by Joyce B Sousa( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Techniques are presented for interrupting and dealing with patterned irresponsible behaviors. A preface reviews the authors' journeys in working out this approach. A method for creating responsibility and accountability where it was not previously expressed is presented in six short chapters, titled: (1) "'Madness' Defined"; (2) "Working with the Irresponsible Thinker"; (3) "How To Begin: Sanctions and Consequences"; (4) "The Interruption Process"; (5) "Know Your Own Thinking Errors and Vulnerabilities"; and (6) "What To Expect." Extensions and Applications are provided in the Afterword, and "Materials," including "Maladaptive Thinking Patterns, ""Questions That Lead to Responsible Choices," and "Tactics To Avoid Accountability," are appended. Much of the "Materials" section is presented as lists of behaviors and responses. "The Non-Dictionary of Another Usage" contains a collection of words, phrases, and other items of language whose meaning and intent, when used by irresponsible thinkers, regularly differ from common usage. This is a lexicon of the hidden language of irresponsibility. (Emk)
The non-dictionary of another usage : a work in progress by Joyce B Sousa( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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