Case of Lima Barreto and Realism in the Brazilian 'Belle Epoque'

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This study endeavors to resolve some of the ideological and literary contradictions in Barreto's fictional world, and to shift critical focus away from the crusading content of his prose fiction and toward a reassessment of the way his thematic informs his novels and shorter fiction. It views him as an inheritor of European cultural baggage that was philosophical as well as literary.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
1. Alpha and Omega: An Introductory Chapter
2. Crossroads
3. Readers and Writers in Recordaç_es do Escriv_o Isaías Caminha
4. Sad Ends: Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma and A Nova Califórnia
5. The Javanese Syndrome
6. The Intellectual Hero Speaks: Vida e Morte de M. J. Gonzaga de Sá
7. Stories and Dreams
8. Endgame: O Cemitério dos Vivos and Claros dos Anjos
Conclusion, Bibliography, Index

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