GREEN HELL: MASSACRE OF THE BRAZILIAN INDIANS
by LUCIEN BODARD
translated by JENNIFER MONAGHAN
291 pages. Outerbridge & Dienstfrey. $8.95.
"Brazil, where the nuts come from," said Charley's aunt, thus inadvertently assessing the extent of nearly everyone's knowledge of a country that covers 6% of the earth's land surface. But Brazil, especially Amazonia, is the last old-fashioned Eldorado left, a trove of unexploited gold, rare woods, precious stones, exotic pelts and untold deposits of minerals. It is also one of the last places where the bloodshot eye of the fatigued humanist can still see...