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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

2 comments:

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.