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O Cortiço (titled in The Slum) is an influential Brazilian novel written in 1890 by Aluísio Azevedo. [1]

10 relations: Aluísio Azevedo, Brazilian Portuguese, Gustave Flaubert, Literary realism, Madame Bovary, Mulatto, Naturalism (literature), Portugal, Rio de Janeiro, Slavery in Brazil.

Aluísio Tancredo Gonçalves de Azevedo (14 April 1857 — 21 January 1913) was a Brazilian novelist, caricaturist, diplomat, playwright and short story writer.

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Brazilian Portuguese (português do Brasil or Português brasileiro) is a set of dialects of the Portuguese language used mostly in Brazil.

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Gustave Flaubert (12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was an influential French novelist who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism of his country.

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Literary realism is part of the realist art movement beginning with mid nineteenth-century French literature (Stendhal), and Russian literature (Alexander Pushkin) and extending to the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Madame Bovary (1856) is the French writer Gustave Flaubert's debut novel.

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Mulatto is a term originally used to refer to a person who is born from one black parent and one white parent; or to persons of two Mulatto parents.

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Naturalism was a literary movement or tendency from the 1880s to 1930s that used detailed realism to suggest that social conditions, heredity, and environment had inescapable force in shaping human character.

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Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa), is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe.

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Rio de Janeiro (January River), or simply Rio, is the second-largest city in Brazil, the sixth-largest city in the Americas, and the world's thirty-fifth-largest city by population.

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Slavery in Brazil began long before the first Portuguese settlement was established in 1532, as members of one tribe would enslave captured members of another.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Cortiço

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