The Death and Life of Severino

“Morte e Vida Severina” (translated in part by Elizabeth Bishop as “The Death and Life of Severino”), João Cabral de Melo Neto’s most famous work, is a very long narrative poem (in most editions over 80 pages long) that describes the life of a poor rural man in the dry northeastern part of Brazil.

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