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Antonio Candido (5 new)
Nov 19, 2011 05:05AM

31445 I thnik one of the reasons why Candido is such a special literary researcher is that he took time studying before writing. He always favored quality rather than quantity. So, although he has a long career, his bibliography is not that extense.

If I could recomend I would say everyone should read:
O metodo critico de Silvio Romero
Iniciação à Literatura Brasileira
Formação da literatura brasileira

Not sure if they have a translation...
Nov 18, 2011 05:15AM

31445 I know I'm way behind in most of the discussions, but I can't help my desire of "reliving" this topic...

Dom Casmurro is one of the best brazilian books ever made. Here in Brazil, it is so appreaciated as a literary masterpiece that almost every high-school demands their students to read it... and after the reading most of the teachers do the same analyzes exercise: a trial is set up with the students discussing: "Did Capitu cheated on Bentinho?"
Capitu is portrayed as the defendant and some students try to defend the point of view that she is innocent while the others argue that she is guilty of the charge of adultery. It is a quite fun critical exercise that makes the student read the book with eyes wide open...

And, a few years ago the major tv companny in Brazil, Globo, made a tv series about the book in honour of the 100th year of Machado de Assis's death. It was a beautiful adaptation, mixing modern and traditional aspects, retelling the story from a different perspective. In my opinion it was one of the most amazing works that tv ever made.

I tried to find a link for it in English, but couldn't find it...
Antonio Candido (5 new)
Nov 18, 2011 04:55AM

31445 Antonio Candido is one of the most respectable literary theorist Brazil ever had. His books are studied almost in every academy.

The book you mentioned, Asmah, for example, I had to read it when I was taking the test for my Master's selection.

If you guys are interested in theoretical books as well, I can give some suggestions...
Chat Room (296 new)
Nov 17, 2011 01:50PM

31445 Hey guys...

My name is Lidiana and I'm from Brazil.

I'm taking my Masters in Literary Theory, which I suppose that shows how much I love literature. So, when I found Goodreads, it was like finding heaven because I love being able to read great literature and sharing this experience with others that have the same appreciation for books as I do.

I'm quite new here, so feel free to add me as a friend so we can exchange literary topics and have conversations about other topics, as well.

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