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.
Martuscelli, Tania, "Pasárgada as the dreamland in the Portuguese-speaking world" (2012). Spanish and Portuguese Faculty Contributions. 18.