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The Apprentice Tourist by Mário de Andrade
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Apr 04, 2023 | ISBN 9780143137351

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The Apprentice Tourist shows Andrade’s fascination with Amazonian cultures—and his utter boredom with the government officials and elites who welcomed the group of travelers along the way. . . . [It] offer[s] an important corrective in bringing canonical Brazilian works into English.” —The New York Times

“A playful romp . . . The translator ha[s] done remarkable work, approaching the unruly text with joy and scholarship . . . fascination and care.” —Joy Williams, Book Post

“Farce from start to finish . . . Andrade . . . relay[s] details, with wide-eyed credulity, of his extraordinary encounters with indigenous communities, some partially real and others completely falsified, yet always well and truly beyond belief. . . . These as well as other outlandish events . . . Andrade recounts with the straightest of faces. . . . It was in the process of mythmaking that the country of Andrade’s imagination became more vivid, more alive.” —Prospect magazine

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