Veríssimo, Érico Lopes

Veríssimo, Érico Lopes

Veríssimo, Érico Lopes (ĕˈrēko͝o lo͝opəs vərēsˈsēmo͝o), 1905–75, Brazilian writer. Veríssimo lectured and taught in the United States. He wrote (in English) Brazilian Literature (1945). His best-known novel is Caminhos cruzados (1935; tr. Crossroads, 1943). His other works include two studies of North American culture and Mexico (1957, tr. 1960). He was director (1953–56) of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs of the Pan-American Union. Veríssimo's fiction has been published as Ficção completa (1966–67).
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