Rosa, João Guimarães rŏ´zä [key]
, 1908–67, Brazilian novelist. In The Devil to Pay in the Backlands
(1956, tr. 1963), Rosa combines naturalism with psychological analysis in his examination of Riobaldo, an outlaw from NE Brazil. Rosa, a leading novelist of 20th-century Brazil, was also a physician and served as a Brazilian diplomat.
See stories tr. by B. Shelby (1968); studies by J. Vincent (1978) and E. de Faria Coutinho (1991).
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