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Misplaced Ideas: Essays on Brazilian Culture

Misplaced Ideas: Essays on Brazilian Culture (Paperback)

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"Misplaced Ideas" spans the 19th and 20th centuries, and examines the life and work of Brazil's most influential novelist, Machado de Assis, as well as Brazilian film, poetry, theatre and music. Among the themes that run through the text are the dangers of nationalism, the West's attraction for exotic backwardness and the notion of "Third World" literature.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 27/07/1992 ISBN-13: 9780860915768  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Roberto Schwarz, born in Vienna in 1938, grew up in Sao Paulo, studying there and later in the United States and France. His books in English include "Two Girls," "Misplaced Ideas: Essays on Brazilian Culture" and "A Master on the Periphery of Capitalism," the central component of his study of Machado.

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