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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Although he disliked the rhetorical excesses of the Spanish Baroque writers , the
complexity of imagery and the fondness for antithesis and paradox give his prose
a very Baroque cast . ? Best known for his sermons ( 14 volumes ) , he is also ...
works are the foundation stones of what would become an important part of
Romantic expression in both poetry and prose . Brazilian Romantics also
produced a great deal of poetry that is more in line with what we now consider
typical of the ...
Realism and Naturalism , always in relative dosages , characterized the prose of
the period ; Parnassianism was principally poetic . Realism was an attempt to
avoid the subjectivism implicit in the prose of the Romantics and to replace it with
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