Brazil 2001: A Revisionary History of Brazilian Literature and Culture

Brazil 2001: A Revisionary History of Brazilian Literature and Culture

by Joao Cezar De Castro Rocha (Editor)


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Brazil 2001: A Revisionary History of Brazilian Literature and Culture by Joao Cezar De Castro Rocha

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933227030
Publisher: Tagus Press
Publication date: 11/30/2000
Series: Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies Series
Pages: 760
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

JOÃO CEZAR DE CASTRO ROCHA is Professor of Comparative Literature at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and Researcher at the Conselho Nacional de Pesquisa Científica (CNPq). He is author of Literatura e cordialidade. O público e o privado na cultura brasileira (EdUERJ, 1998), and O exílio do homem cordial. Ensaios e revisões (Museu da República, 2004). CARLOS DRUMMOND DE ANDRADE (1902—1987) born in Itabira, a mining village in Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil. His parents were farmers of Portuguese ancestry. He went to a school of pharmacy in Belo Horizonte, but never worked as a pharmacist after graduation. He worked in government service for most of his life, eventually becoming director of history for the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Service of Brazil.

Table of Contents

Introduction — “There is no Brazil”: A Poet's Writing of Cultural History — João Cezar de Castro Rocha
A Sea Full of Waves: Ambiguity and Modernity in Brazilian Culture — Ricardo Benzaquen de Araujo
The Road to Casa-Grande. Itineraries by Gilberto Freyre — Enrique Rodríguez Larreta
The UNESCO Project: Social Sciences and Race Studies in Brazil in the 1950s — Marcos Chor Maio
The Mansions and the Shanties: “The Flesh and the Stone” in Nineteenth-Century Brazil — Mary Del Priore
The Origins and Errors of Brazilian Cordiality — João Cezar de Castro Rocha
Theater of the Impressed: The Brazilian Stage in the Nineteenth Century — Ross G. Forman
Gonçalves Dias — José Luís Jobim
Memoirs of a Militia Sergeant: A Singular Novel — Marcus Vinicius Nogueira Soares
Iracema: The Tupinization of Portuguese — Ivo Barbieri
Machado de Assis and The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas — Bluma Waddington Vilar
Rebellion in the Backlands: Landscape with Figures — Walnice Nogueira Galvão
The Patriot: The Exclusion of the Hero Full of Character — Beatriz Resende
Plantation Boy: The Memory of Loss — Heloisa Toller Gomes
Monteiro Lobato Today—Semicolon — Silviano Santiago
Contemporary Brazilian Women's Autobiography and the Forgotten Case of Adalgisa Nery — Sabrina Karpa-Wilson
Devil to Pay in the Backlands and João Guimarães Rosa's Quest of Universality — Kathrin H. Rosenfield
Archives and Memories of Pedro Nava — Eneida Maria de Souza
The Hour of the Star or Clarice Lispector's Trash Hour — Italo Moriconi
The Case of Rubem Fonseca—The Search for Reality — Karl Erik Schøllhammer
João Cabral in Perspective — Antonio Carlos Secchin
Two Poetics, Two Moments — Heloísa Buarque de Hollanda
Brazilian Fiction Today: A Point of Departure — Therezinha Barbieri
A Brief Introduction to Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Women's Literature — Maria Aparecida Ferreira de Andrade Salgueiro
Down with Tordesilhas! — Jorge Schwartz
Politics as History and Literature — Valdei Lopes Araujo
Manoel Bomfim: The State and Elites Seen as Parasites of the People-Nation — Roberto Ventura
Dom João VI no Brasil — Luiz Costa Lima
Citizenship in Rui Barbosa: “A Questão Social e Política no Brasil” — Tarcisio Costa
“A Portrait of Brazil” in the Postmodern Context — Tereza Virginia de Almeida
The USA and Brazil: Capitalism and Pre-Capitalism According to Oliveira Vianna — Ângela de Castro Gomes
Raymundo Faoro's Roundabout Voyage in Os Donos do Poder — Marcelo Jasmin
America, Joy of Man's Desiring: A Comparison of Visão do Paraíso with Wilderness and Paradise in Christian Thought — Robert Wegner
Florestan Fernandes: Memory and Utopia — Carlos Guilherme Mota
Discovering “Brazil's Soul”: A Reading of Luís da Câmara Cascudo — Margarida de Souza Neves
The 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 — Lilia K. Moritz Schwarcz
References, Responsibilities and Reading: A Época Pombalina — Marcus Alexandre Motta
The Nation's Borders and the Construction of Plural Identities: Carnivals, Rogues and Heroes or Roberto DaMatta and the In-between Place of Brazilian Culture — Valter Sinder
Who Was Pero Vaz de Caminha? — Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
José de Anchieta: Performing the History of Christianity in Brazil — César Braga-Pinto
Guidelines for Reading Vieira — João Adolfo Hansen
The Image of Brazil in Robinson Crusoe — Marcus Vinicius de Freitas
Ferdinand Denis and Brazilian Literature: A Successful Tutelary Relationship — Maria Helena Rouanet
“Watercolors of Brazil”: Jean Baptiste Debret's Work — Vera Beatriz Siqueira
Stefan Zweig's Brazil, Land of the Future: A Topic of Debate — Cléia Schiavo Weyrauch
Elizabeth Bishop as Cultural Intermediary — Paulo Henriques Britto
Roger Bastide and Brazil: At the Crossroads Between Viewpoints — Fernanda Peixoto
The Logic of the Backward and the Boomerang Effect: The Case of Ziembinski — Victor Hugo Adler Pereira
Otto Maria Carpeaux — Olavo de Carvalho
The Foreigner — Gustavo Bernardo
Back to the Tristes Tropiques: Notes on Lévi-Strauss and Brazil — Roberto DaMatta
Brazilian Literary Historiography: Its Beginnings — Roberto Acízelo de Sousa
Between Two Histories: From Sílvio Romero to José Veríssimo — Regina Zilberman
“The Abstract Brazilian”: Antonio Candido's Malandro as National Persona — K. David Jackson
Roberto Schwarz' Dialectical Criticism — Regina Lúcia de Faria
Hybrid Criticism and Historical Form — Raúl Antelo
The Itinerary of a Problem: Luiz Costa Lima and the “Control of the Imaginary” — Sergio Alcides
Comparative Literature in Brazil in the 1990s — Eduardo Coutinho
The Role of Radio in Everyday Brazilian Society (1923 — 1960) — Lia Calabre
The Orphan Brotherland: Rap's Civilizing Effort on the Periphery of São Paulo — Maria Rita Kehl
Funk and Hip-Hop Transculture: Cultural Conciliation and Racial Identification in the “Divided City” — Shoshanna Lurie
Politics and the Aesthetics of Myth in Black God, White Devil — Ivana Bentes
Redemption Through the Excess of Sin — José Carlos Avellar
Brazil 2001 and Walter Salles: Cinema for the Global Village? — Jorge Ruffinelli •Praying in the Sand: Paula Rega and Visual Representations of the First Mass in Brazil — Memory Holloway
The Media: The Past and the Years to Come — Eduardo Neiva

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