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Brazil Imagined 1500 to the Present

ISBN-10: 0292718578
ISBN-13: 9780292718579
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The first comprehensive cultural history of Brazil to be written in English, Brazil Imagined: 1500 to the Present captures the role of the artistic imaginary in shaping Brazil's national identity. Analyzing representations of Brazil throughout the world, this ambitious survey demonstrates the ways in which life in one of the world's largest nations has been conceived and revised in visual arts, literature, film, and a variety of other media. Beginning with the first explorations of Brazil by the Portuguese, Darlene J. Sadlier incorporates extensive source material, including paintings, historiographies, letters, poetry, novels, architecture, and mass media to trace the nation's shifting sense of its own history. Topics include the oscillating themes of Edenic and cannibal encounters, Dutch representations of Brazil, regal constructs, the literary imaginary, Modernist utopias, "good neighbor" protocols, and filmmakers' revolutionary and dystopian images of Brazil. A magnificent panoramic study of race, imperialism, natural resources, and other themes in the Brazilian experience, this landmark work is a boon to the field.

DARLENE J. SADLIER, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Adjunct Professor of Women's Studies at Indiana University, is author of The Question of How: Women Writers and New Portuguese Literature.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Edenic and Cannibal Encounters
Paradise (Re)Gained: Dutch Representations of Brazil and Nativist Imagery
Regal Brazil
The Foundations of a National Literary Imaginary
Modernist Brazil
Good Neighbor Brazil
From Revolutionary to Dystopian Brazil on Screen
Epilogue: Land of the Future
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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