By Alfredo Bosi,Robert Patrick Newcomb
Portugal extracted wealth from its Brazilian colony. Slaves--first indigenous peoples, later Africans--mined its ore and reduce its sugarcane. From the customs of the colonists and the aspirations of the enslaved rose Brazil. Bosi scrutinizes sign issues within the production of Brazilian culture--the performs and poetry, the sermons of missionaries and Jesuit clergymen, the Indian novels of José de Alencar and the Voices of Africa of poet Castro Alves. His portrait of the country's reaction to the pressures of colonial conformity bargains a groundbreaking appraisal of Brazilian tradition because it emerged from the tensions among imposed colonial keep an eye on and the African and Amerindian cults--including the Catholic-influenced ones--that resisted it.
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Brazil and the Dialectic of Colonization (Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies Series) by Alfredo Bosi,Robert Patrick Newcomb