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Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Monday, May 6, 2013

Afrânio Coutinho

"There is not, therefore, a colonial and a national literature. There exists one single Brazilian literature from the beginning, with a 'particularist' or national sentiment gradually showing itself, differentiating itself day by day from the spirit of Portugal and its literature."

trans. JM


profacero said...

Amazing, isn't it?!

Jonathan said...

Amazingly perfect for my project. Vicky Unruh is retiring and left these books out on a table. I picked up this one "La tradició afortunada." It is unapologetically in the "national" exceptionalist tradition.