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Of Men And Crabs

De Castro, Josue

Published by Vanguard, 1970
ISBN 10: 0814906672 / ISBN 13: 9780814906675
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Title: Of Men And Crabs

Publisher: Vanguard

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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New York. 1970. Vanguard. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Translated from the Portuguese by Susan Hertelendy. 190 pages. hardcover. jacket design & illustration: ADAMIAK. 0814906672. keywords: Literature Translated Brazil Latin America. inventory # 28123. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In OF MEN AND CRABS, Dr. Josué de Castro, one of the world’s great authorities on hunger, writes a novel about hunger’s drama. His poignant story is set in Recife, Brazil, a city of rivers and bridges and mansions, of mud and mangrove and clay shacks. In its marshes live both men and crabs, all obsessed by the craving for food. Here a small boy, João Paulo, discovers the real meaning of hunger-the hunger of the crabs at the water’s edge waiting for the current to bring them a scrap; the hunger of the men sitting on the rail of the old quay dribbling with dreams of imaginary meals. Without really understanding, Joäo Paulo lives in hunger’s constant presence-a presence that shapes all the behavior of Recife’s people. With despotic iron hands, it makes of both men and crabs a mire that is not only Recife’s, but belongs as well to two billion others who know its ravaging anguish. OF MEN AND CRABS is a story of and for our time, a totally human story of a universal drama being played daily throughout the world. Josué de Castro was born in Recife, Brazil, and grew up there. Early experience with hunger and suffering prompted his choice of medicine as a career. Subsequently he continued studies in anthropology and philosophy, and in addition to his M.D. degree he holds the Ph.D. Dr. de Castro has long devoted himself to the problems of hunger and underdevelopment. He has been President of the Executive Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (F.A.O.); Ambassador of Brazil to the European Office of UNO; Head of the Brazilian Delegation to the Disarmament Conference; President of the World Association Against Hunger; Professor of Human Geography; Professor of Physiology; and Director of the Institute of Nutrition of Brazil. At present he is President of the International Development Center and professor at the University of Paris, the city in which he now lives. He is the author of twelve books published in twenty-four languages, two of which have appeared in English: GEOGRAPHY OF HUNGER and DEATH IN THE NORTHEAST. Dr. de Castro has been the recipient of many awards, among them the Franklin D. Roosevelt award of the American Academy of Political Science and the International Award of Peace, World Peace Council. One of Dr. de Castro’s earliest observations was that laziness was actually a problem of malnutrition and that hunger is a sickness. Dr. de Castro firmly believes the world suffers not from over- population but from underdevelopment-he was among the first to use this now-widespread term. He thinks that, with proper methods and an absence of war and exploitation, the earth can provide 90 per cent more food than it now does. His identification of and with the problem of hunger has prompted his nomination for the Nobel Prize. . Bookseller Inventory # 28123

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