Culture and Customs of Brazil
Race, religion, language, culture, and national character are full of contradictions. Brazil, the largest country in South America, embodies so much paradox that it defies neat description. This book will help students and general readers dispel stereotypes of Brazil and begin to understand what country's bigness means in terms of its land, people, history, society, and cultural expressions.
This is the only authoritative yet accessible volume on Brazil that surveys a wide range of important topics, from geography, to social customs, art, architecture, and more. Highlights include discussions of the fluid definitions of race, rituals of candomble, the importance of extended family networks, beach culture, and soccer madness. A chronology and glossary supplement the text.
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He is the only writer with two books in the national canon , and a third and fourth
received at least one vote . The two solidly in the canon are Dom Casmurro (
1900 ) ( Dom Casmurro , 1966 ) and Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas ( 1881 )
There are no short stories in the Brazilian canon , but a few volumes did receive
votes , and it has been a remarkably vigorous genre in Brazil for the last century
or so . One reason for its vigor is economicsince it is difficult and expensive to ...
Probably because an original Brazilian theatrical literature lacks the long tradition
of poetry and narrative fiction , the only plays receiving votes for the canon were
Vestido de Noiva ( 1943 ) by Nelson Rodrigues and O Pagador de Promessas ...
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