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Borges, Dain Edward

Works: 7 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 1,969 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Novels  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Dain Edward Borges
Esau and Jacob by Machado de Assis( )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esau and Jacob is the last of Machado de Assis's four great novels. At one level it is the story of twin brothers in love with the same woman and her inability to choose between them. At another level, it is the story of Brazil itself, caught between the traditional and the modern, and between the monarchical and republican ideals. Instead of a heroic biblical fable, Machado de Assis gives us a story of the petty squabbles, conflicting ambitions, doubts, and insecurities that are part of the human condition
The family in Bahia, Brazil, 1870-1945 by Dain Edward Borges( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This history of the Brazilian family in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries studies the relationship between the informal institution of the family and such formal social institutions as medicine, the law, organized politics, and the church. The author focuses primarily on middle- and upper-class families (for whom adequate documentation is available) and shows the change from a patriarchal model of the family to one that was more conjugal and nuclear, a change necessitated by an insecure and urbanizing economy. Nevertheless, Bahian families maintained many traditional values and traditional kin networks."--BOOK JACKET. "The author examines the daily life and dynamics of households, including what is known about lower-class families, where consensual arrangements were the norm. He looks at the history of the medical profession, the legal profession, and the Catholic church, and he describes the attempts of each group to mobilize the family for its own political, social, and cultural ends. The author argues that family ideology--and families themselves--resisted and transformed the efforts of these institutions to impose their will."--BOOK JACKET. "The book also deals with the changes and continuities in Bahian attitudes and beliefs about courtship, honor, and the place of women, as well as the ways in which Bahians projected a familial ethic onto social relations outside the home. Within families, conduct was governed by a belief in the traditional rituals of "life in the family circle": weekly family dinners at the table of an elder relative, residence in family compounds around an old mansion (or in several apartments of a single building), nepotism in public bureaucracies, and the management of both small and large businesses by families and their relatives. Although these patterns of family life were transformed over time, this study demonstrates that such traditions did survive, even thrive, well into the twentieth century."--Jacket
Bahia Brazilians : SO11( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bahia Brazilians file is concerned with the culture and inhabitants of the city of Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia in eastern Brazil, and with the surrounding Recôncavo, a semicircle of land bordering the Baia de Todos os Santos (Bay of All Saints). In overall coverage this file contains a great deal of information on race and social status, agriculture and history, with great historical depth, and contrast between rural and urban life
Through the Brazilian wilderness by Theodore Roosevelt( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roosevelt's popular book Through the Brazilian Wilderness describes his expedition into the Brazilian jungle in 1913 as a member of the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition co-named after its leader, Brazilian explorer Cándido Rondon. The book describes all of the scientific discovery, scenic tropical vistas and exotic flora, fauna and wild life experienced on the expedition. One goal of the expedition was to find the headwaters of the Rio da Duvida, the River of Doubt, and trace it north to the Madeira and thence to the Amazon River."--Internet archive
The family in Bahia, Brazil, 1870-1945 : Dain Borges by Dain Edward Borges( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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History and literature in Alejo Carpentier's El recurso del metodo by Dain Edward Borges( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Esau and Jacob: A Novel (Library of Latin America) by Machado de Assis( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Esau and Jacob
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