Graciliano Ramos

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About Graciliano Ramos
Graciliano Ramos (born in Quebrângulo, state of Alagoas, October 27, 1892, died in Rio de Janeiro, March 20, 1953) was widely considered one of the most important Brazilian authors of the 20th century. He was a seminal voice in the literary "regionalism" movement. As a child Ramos lived in many cities of Northeastern Brazil, stricken by poverty and severe weather conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro where he worked as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, state of Alagoas, to live with his father and in 1927 he was elected mayorIn 1933 he published his first book, Caetés. A few years later he was jailed by the Getúlio Vargas government, on a charge that was never made clear. His experiences in jail would become a unique personal deposition, Memórias do Cárcere. Graciliano died in 1953, at the age of 60. His "dry" style of writing and the conflict between the id and the world are the significant marks of his works. "We should write as Alagoas washerwomen wash. Firstly they wet the cloth on a river, then they pound it, then they twist the cloth, and then they wet again and twist again, put more soap and wash and add again more water and then slam against a stone and twist one, twice, 'til there isn't a single drop left ... and then only after all this they put the cloth to dry. So should do one who wants to write. Words are not meant to to decorate,to shine like fool's gold; words are meant to say".

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5. Monteiro Lobato 17452
6. Guimarães Rosa 17001
7. Euclides da Cunha 15000
8. Carlos Drummond 13001
9. Graciliano Ramos 12270
10. Clarice Lispector 10829
11. Jorge Amado 10550
12. Marislei Brasileiro 10417
13. Edmar Torres Alves 9545

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38. Tahir ul-Qadri 13209
39. Carlos Drummond 13001
40. Hejar 12479
41. Kuvempu 12457
42. Graciliano Ramos 12270
43. Ivan Vazov 12154
44. Ivo Andric 12068
45. Clarice Lispector 10829
46. Orhan Pamuk 10704

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