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Comparative Perspectives on the Rise of the Brazilian Novel presents a framework of comparative literature based on a systemic and empirical approach to the study of the novel and applies that framework to the analysis of key nineteenth-century Brazilian novels. The works under examination were published during the period in which the forms and procedures of the novel were acclimatized as the genre established and consolidated itself in Brazil. The 15 original essays by experienced and early career scholars explore the links between themes, narrative paradigms, and techniques of Brazilian, European and North American novels and the development of the Brazilian novel. The European and North American novels cover a wide range of literary traditions and periods, and are in conversation with the different novelistic trends that characterize the rise of the genre in Brazil. Chapters reflect on both canonical and lesser-known Brazilian works from a comparatist perspective: from the first novel by an Afro-Brazilian woman, Maria Firmina dos Reis’s Ursula (1859) to Machado de Assis’s Dom Casmurro (1900); and from José de Alencar’s Indianist novel, Iracema (1865), to Júlia Lopes de Almeida’s A Falência (The Bankruptcy, 1901). Comparative Perspectives on the Rise of the Brazilian Novel presents a framework of comparative literature based on a systemic and empirical approach to the study of the novel and applies that framework to the analysis of key nineteenth-century Brazilian novels. The works under examination were published during the period in which the forms and procedures of the novel were acclimatized as the genre established and consolidated itself in Brazil. The 15 original essays by experienced and early career scholars explore the links between themes, narrative paradigms, and techniques of Brazilian, European and North American novels and the development of the Brazilian novel. The European and North American novels cover a wide range of literary traditions and periods, and are in conversation with the different novelistic trends that characterize the rise of the genre in Brazil. Chapters reflect on both canonical and lesser-known Brazilian works from a comparatist perspective: from the first novel by an Afro-Brazilian woman, Maria Firmina dos Reis’s Ursula (1859) to Machado de Assis’s Dom Casmurro (1900); and from José de Alencar’s Indianist novel, Iracema (1865), to Júlia Lopes de Almeida’s A Falência (The Bankruptcy, 1901).

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-title Page
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  1. Series page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Introduction: A Novel Approach to the Rise of the Brazilian Novel
  2. Sandra Guardini Vasconcelos and Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva
  3. pp. 1-25
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  1. 1. Misterios del Plata: (Dis)Figuring History to Forge a Space for a Woman’s Agency
  2. Rita Terezinha Schmidt
  3. pp. 26-44
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  1. 2. The Historical Significance of Memórias de um sargento de milícias
  2. Edu Teruki Otsuka
  3. pp. 45-62
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  1. 3. A providência, recordação dos tempos coloniais and the Novel in Brazil
  2. Edu Teruki Otsuka
  3. pp. 63-83
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  1. 4. Maria Firmina dos Reis and the First Afro-Brazilian Novel
  2. Eduardo de Assis Duarte
  3. pp. 84-106
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  1. 5. ‘A suspicious sound interrupted the gentle harmony’: Iracema by José de Alencar
  2. Thiago Rhys Bezerra Cass
  3. pp. 107-126
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  1. 6. Displaced Experience and Magic Compromise
  2. Jorge de Almeida
  3. pp. 127-140
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  1. 7. Brazilian Landscape: A Study of Inocência
  2. Eduardo Vieira Martins
  3. pp. 141-160
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  1. 8. Silences and Voices of Slavery: A escrava Isaura and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  2. Heloisa Toller Gomes
  3. pp. 161-179
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  1. 9. The Construction of Pseudo-Modern Individuals in Senhora by José de Alencar
  2. Maria Eulália Ramicelli
  3. pp. 180-202
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  1. 10. Maria Benedita Câmara Bormann’s Lésbia: The Creation of the Woman Writer in Brazil
  2. Margaret Anne Clarke
  3. pp. 203-225
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  1. 11. O Ateneu: A Singular Masterpiece about the Nineteenth-Century Civilizational Crisis
  2. André Luiz Barros da Silva
  3. pp. 226-238
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  1. 12. O aborto and the Rise of Erotic Popular Print in Late Nineteenth-Century Brazil
  2. Leonardo Mendes
  3. pp. 239-256
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  1. 13. Machado de Assis and the Novel
  2. Sandra Guardini Vasconcelos
  3. pp. 257-276
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  1. 14. Capitu against the Elegiac Narrator
  2. Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva
  3. pp. 277-296
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  1. 15. On Moral and Financial Bankruptcy: Adultery and Financial Speculation in A falência by Júlia Lopes de Almeida
  2. Cintia Kozonoi Vezzani
  3. pp. 297-316
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 317-324
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781787354715
Related ISBN(s)
9781787354722
MARC Record
OCLC
1154312754
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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