The Triumph of Brazilian Modernism: The Metanarrative of Emancipation and Counter-Narratives

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University of North Carolina Press, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 272 pages
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The Triumph of Brazilian Modernism studies the first steps of the movement in Brazil and some of its texts. Its first part explains how modernists produced a meta-discourse that legitimized their own work, and how state cultural policies assured their canonization by disseminating overviews, anthologies, and histories of Brazilian Modernism throughout the educational system. The second part looks at aspects of Brazilian Modernism that were overlooked by this totalizing narrative.

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Saulo Gouveia is associate professor of Portuguese at Michigan State University.

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