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  • PLCS 4/5 (2000)

    Brazil 2001: A Revisionary History of Brazilian Literature and Culture
    Guest editor - João Cezar de Castro Rocha (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)

    In one of his most intriguing poems, Carlos Drummond de Andrade provides inspiration for this current volume of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies - Brazil 2001: A Revisionary History of Brazilian Literature and Culture. The poem, called “Hino Nacional,” is a paradoxical reconstruction of variegated efforts aimed at the building of the nation. In the final lines of the poem, however, it is “Brazil” - as an impossible Kantian thing-in-itself - that emerges and refuses all attempts to grasp its essence:

    Brazil does not want us! It is sick and tired of us!
    Our Brazil is in the afterworld. This is not Brazil.
    There is no Brazil. By any chance, are there Brazilians?

  • PLCS 3 (1999)

    Pessoa's Alberto Caeiro
    Editor - Victor J. Mendes (UMass Dartmouth)

    This issue of Portugues Literary & Cultural Studies offers the most recent criticism of Alberto Caeiro's poetry and influence. It is the first time that at this level an entire critical volume has been devoted to the Master of Fernando Pessoa's heteronyms. This work undercuts the well-established habit of publishing a book on that constructed unity called Pessoa, whatever Pessoa means, and it probably does not mean anything.

  • PLCS 2 (1999)

    Lídia Jorge in other words/por outras palavras
    Guest editor - Cláudia Pazos Alonso (Oxford University)

    The present volume features an array of essays on some of Lídia Jorge’s best-known fiction. Special attention is devoted here to A Costa dos Murmúrios, undoubtedly her most celebrated novel at home and abroad. The importance of its central theme–a personal recollection of colonial wartime in Mozambique that engages in dialogue with the highly fictionalized account featured at the outset of the book–would amply suffice to justify the interest it has elicited. But the original treatment which Lídia Jorge affords to her chosen theme enables her to problematize a wide range of issues close to the heart of modern readers (be they Portuguese or not), including personal and collective identity, memory, history, language, and representation itself.

  • PLCS 1 (1998)

    Editors - Victor J. Mendes (UMass Dartmouth), Paulo de Medeiros (University of Utrecht) and José N. Ornelas (UMass Amherst)

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