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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
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  1. Series
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. List of Contributors
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  1. Introduction: A Novel Approach to the Rise of the Brazilian Novel
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  1. 1. Misterios del Plata: (Dis)Figuring History to Forge a Space for a Woman’s Agency
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  1. 2. The Historical Significance of Memórias de um sargento de milícias
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  1. 3. A providência, recordação dos tempos coloniais and the Novel in Brazil
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  1. 4. Maria Firmina dos Reis and the First Afro-Brazilian Novel
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  1. 5. ‘A suspicious sound interrupted the gentle harmony’: Iracema by José de Alencar
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  1. 6. Displaced Experience and Magic Compromise
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  1. 7. Brazilian Landscape: A Study of Inocência
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  1. 8. Silences and Voices of Slavery: A escrava Isaura and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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  1. 9. The Construction of Pseudo-Modern Individuals in Senhora by José de Alencar
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  1. 10. Maria Benedita Câmara Bormann’s Lésbia: The Creation of the Woman Writer in Brazil
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  1. 11. O Ateneu: A Singular Masterpiece about the Nineteenth-Century Civilizational Crisis
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  1. 12. O aborto and the Rise of Erotic Popular Print in Late Nineteenth-Century Brazil
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  1. 13. Machado de Assis and the Novel
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  1. 14. Capitu against the Elegiac Narrator
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  1. 15. On Moral and Financial Bankruptcy: Adultery and Financial Speculation in A falência by Júlia Lopes de Almeida
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  1. Index
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  1. Architecture and Fire
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Additional Information

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