Charles A. Perrone

in Brazil, Lyric, and the Americas

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034218
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038797 | DOI:

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In addressing the questions that may arise from the previous investigations into Brazilian lyric, this concluding chapter points to a textual experiment which involves fractured verses in order to arrive at a lyric disassociation with the past that demonstrates the biogeographically defined native locale on performance's cerebral aspect. Insularity as a poetic motif is able to provide links to the history of Brazil and its neighboring countries within the hemisphere. Although language remains a difficult issue to address, cultural variety's insularity is lessened through utilizing Spanish, English, and communication media. It is also important to note that exploring other languages is important in transamerican poetics so that commonalities may be identified. Indeed, words, lines, books, and other elements of lyric can provide new perspectives regarding environments and human landscapes.

Keywords: Brazilian lyric; transamerican poetics; textual experiment; poetic motif; insularity; new perspectives

Chapter.  2967 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literature

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