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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Some notable examples are the mulattoes Machado de Assis , probably the best
novelist in the Americas in the nineteenth century ; Lima Barreto , also a
canonical writer ; the black Symbolist poet Cruz e Souza , and the mulatto
Although the poets of this “ ultraromantic ” school produced works which have
little that could be identified as ... Most importantly , Castro Alves was known as
the poet of Brazilian abolition , largely because of the immense popularity of his ...
Symbolism shares with Romanticism a focus on the ego and on inspiration and
the view of the poet as seer , but it is , like Parnassianism , a very literary school ,
although its inspiration is music rather than sculpture . Symbolists view a poem
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