Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Publication Title

Portuguese Studies

ISSN

0267-5315

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

50

Last Page

62

DOI

10.5699/portstudies.28.1.0050

Abstract

If one contrasts Brazilian Modernism with the Capeverdean Claridade movement, a common thread that defines their identity as nation can be underlined: the counterpart of the identity of their ‘father’, Portugal, which was imposed on them as colonies. If in order to exist as a nation Brazil had to ‘kill its father’ (Portugal), as Eduardo Lourenço brilliantly states, Cape Verdean poets just had to use the imagery of Manuel Bandeira’s poem ‘Pasárgada’ to proclaim their ‘freedom’. The present study focuses on the cross-cultural and literary relationship between the Brazilian Modernist poet, Capeverdean poets of the journal Claridade, and the Portuguese answer to all this present in Távola Redonda.

Comments

This is a pre-print version of an article published in Portuguese Studies.

Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5699/portstudies.28.1.0050

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