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Brazil 2001 : a revisionary history of Brazilian literature and culture

João Cezar de Castro Rocha editor.; University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. 2001

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  • Title:
    Brazil 2001 : a revisionary history of Brazilian literature and culture
  • Author: João Cezar de Castro Rocha editor.; University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.
  • Subjects: Brazilian literature -- History and criticism; Electronic books
  • Description: ”There is no Brazil”: a poet’s writing of cultural history / Gilberto Freyre : 100 Years -- Sea full of waves : ambiguity and modernity in Brazilian culture / Road to Casa-Grande. Itineraries by Gilberto Freyre / UNESCO project : social sciences and race studies in Brazil in the 1950s / Mansions and the shanties : “The flesh and the stone” in nineteenth-century Brazil / Origins and errors of Brazilian cordiality / Theater of the impressed : the Brazilian stage in the nineteenth century / Gonçalves Dias / Memoirs of a militia sergeant : a singular novel / Iracema : the Tupinization of Portuguese / Machado de Assis and The posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas / Rebellion in the backlands : landscape with figures / Patriot : the exclusion of the hero full of character / Plantation boy : the memory of loss / Monteiro Lobato Today—Semicolon / Contemporary Brazilian women’s autobiography and the forgotten case of Adalgisa Nery / Devil to pay in the backlands and João Guimarães Rosa’s quest of universality / Archives and memories of Pedro Nava / Hour of the star or Clarice Lispector's Trash hour / Case of Rubem Fonseca-The search for reality / João Cabral in perspective / Two poetics, two moments / Brazilian fiction today : a point of departure / Brief introduction to contemporary Afro-Brazilian women’s literature / Down with Tordesilhas! / Politics as history and literature / Manoel Bomfim : the state and elites seen as parasites of the people-nation / Dom João VI no Brasil / Citizenship in Rui Barbosa : “A questão social e política no Brasil” / ‘‘Portrait of Brazil’’ in the postmodern context / USA and Brazil : capitalism and pre-capitalism according to Oliveira Vianna / Raymundo Faoro’s roundabout voyage in Os donos do poder / America, joy of man’s desiring : a comparison of Visão do Paraíso with Wilderness and paradise in Christian thought / Florestan Fernandes : memory and utopia / Discovering “Brazil’s soul” : a reading of Luís da Câmara Cascudo / Theater of politics : the king as character in the imperial Brazilian state—A reading of A Construção da ordem : a elite política imperial and teatro de sombras : a política imperial / References, responsibilities and reading : a época pombalina / Nation’s borders and the construction of plural identities : carnivals, rogues and heroes or Roberto DaMatta and the in-between place of Brazilian culture / Who Was Pero Vaz de Caminha? / José de Anchieta : performing the history of Christianity in Brazil / Guidelines for reading Vieira / Image of Brazil in Robinson Crusoe / Ferdinand Denis and Brazilian literature : a successful tutelary relationship / “Watercolors of Brazil” : Jean Baptiste Debret’s Work / Stefan Zweig’s Brazil, land of the future : a topic of debate / Elizabeth Bishop as cultural intermediary / Roger Bastide and Brazil : at the crossroads between viewpoints / Logic of the backward and the boomerang effect : the case of Ziembinski / Otto Maria Carpeaux / Foreigner / Back to the Tristes Tropiques : notes on Lévi-Strauss and Brazil / Brazilian literary historiography : its beginnings / Between two histories : from Sílvio Romero to José Veríssimo / “Abstract Brazilian” : Antonio Candido’s Malandro as national persona / Roberto Schwarz’ dialectical criticism / Hybrid criticism and historical form /
    In one of his most intriguing poems, Carlos Drummond de Andrade provides inspiration for this current volume of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies - Brazil 2001: A Revisionary History of Brazilian Literature and Culture. The poem, called “Hino Nacional,” is a paradoxical reconstruction of variegated efforts aimed at the building of the nation. In the final lines of the poem, however, it is “Brazil” - as an impossible Kantian thing-in-itself - that emerges and refuses all attempts to grasp its essence:Brazil does not want us! It is sick and tired of us!Our Brazil is in the afterworld. This is not Brazil. There is no Brazil. By any chance, are there Brazilians?" -- Publisher's description.
  • Publisher: Dartmouth, Massachusetts : Tagus Press, Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Creation Date: 2001
  • Format: xxviii, 758 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm..
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN1521-804X
  • OCLC Number: 50236510
  • Institution Zone MMS ID: 991000648377803376$$I01TRAILS_MSU_GFC
  • Network Zone MMS ID: 9911940826803366
  • Source: 01TRAILS ALMA

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