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Misplaced Ideas: Essays on Brazilian Culture
How can Latin Americans understand their past? Do ideologies which have been imported from Europe necessarily distort their view, or is that to underrate the power and objectivity of the ideas themselves? These questions are at the heart of this selection of essays, spanning twenty years of critical work on history, culture and identity, by one of the foremost Latin Americ ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 17th 1992 by Verso
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Roberto Schwarz is a culture critic and thinker. Privileged for his Austrian heritage and his refined culture and biased by his critical theory. He realizes what Levi-Strauss denounced in Tristes Tropiques: The emptiness of a society. The digestion a authentic Brazilian identity is slowed by a self-denying and alienated culture. Brazil is named as cheap commodity (Pau-Brasil) where colonizers mostly from Latin Europe came in other to rob the land from the indigenous and put African slaves to wor ...more
Roberto Schwarz é um crítico literário e professor aposentado de Teoria Literária brasileiro. Um dos principais continuadores do trabalho crítico de Antonio Candido, redigiu estudos sobre Machado de Assis elencados entre os mais representativos na fortuna crítica sobre o autor das "Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas".More about Roberto Schwarz...