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Latin American Women Writers

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A e-book collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America.


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Bate-Papo: An Introduction to Portuguese

This book was developed having in mind university students who speak English as their first language. We also took into consideration speakers of Spanish by highlighting some key similarities and differences between the two languages. Although this material was developed for university students, we hope that most of its content is also applicable to high school students, adolescents, and adults learning Portuguese, including immigrants in Brazil. The main focus of this edition is on Brazilian Portuguese. Occasionally, we highlight main differences between Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese spoken in Africa and Asia, and European Portuguese.

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Portuguese Studies subjects, along with their Library of Congress classifications (more detailed Library of Congress call numbers for browsing are on the LOC Classification Outline):

DP and F Call Numbers - History

(DPs are on Suzzallo 4th, DTs and F on Suzzallo 3rd)

  • DP501-900 History of Portugal
  • DT591-615.9 Lusophone West Africa (Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe)
  • DT671.C2 Cape Verde
  • DT1251-1465 Angola
  • DT3291-3415 Mozambique
  • F2501-2659 Brazil

PQ9000-9999 Portuguese literature (Suzzallo 2nd floor)

  • PQ9000-9129 History and criticism
  • PQ9000-9034 General
  • PQ9035-9055 Special periods
  • PQ9061-9081 Poetry
  • PQ9083-9095 Drama
  • PQ9097-9119 Prose
  • PQ(9121)-(9128) Folk literature
  • PQ9129 Juvenile literature (General)
  • PQ9131-9188 Collections
  • PQ9131-9144 General
  • PQ9137 Translations
  • PQ9149-9163 Poetry
  • PQ9164-9170 Drama
  • PQ9172-9188 Prose
  • PQ9262-9288 1961-2000 Individual authors
  • PQ9300-9326 2001-present individual authors
  • PQ9400-9411 Regional Portugal
  • PQ9421- Portuguese Literature outside of Portugal
  • PQ9500-9698.436 Brazil
  • PQ9990-9948.0 Africa
  • PQ9959 Asia
  • PQ9990-9999 Australia. Oceania.

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