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Lecture | Everything is Already Mixed

By Prof. Mauricio Sellmann: "Everything is already mixed": Re-inventing Brazil as a city in Jorge Amado's Tenda dos Milagres​. The talk will be in English

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Dartmouth Hall 206
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

A certain idea of order obsessively guides the formation of Brazilian society. It is in the center of the Brazilian flag. "Order and Progress", says its motto. Order is also constantly clashing with the very same society it intends to translate. In his 1969 novel Tenda dos Milagres -Tent of Miracles-, Brazilian author Jorge Amado depicts the conflict between positivist order and the urge for chaos that underlies Brazilian identity. And he does so in the perimeter of a city, Salvador, the first capital of Brazil and, as we shall see, a privileged space to see this tension unfold throughout History.​


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Coralia Picardo

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