VIDAS SECAS

The story of a family's struggle to survive in drought ravaged Brazil

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Translation

List of Words by Chapter

Unusual Vocabulary

Acknowledgements

This website has been created to enable a better understanding of the book by Graciliano Ramos. The book is set in the Sertão in the 1930's, and incorporates vocabulary and concepts not readily understood, even in Brasil. While the site is primarily concerned with helping with vocabulary, a copy of the book and an attempt at a translation are also included, also a list of every word used in each chapter.