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Brazilian literature : the first 500 years

Author: Pablo GarcíaFernanda DomínguezEliseo AlvarezSilvia HopenhaynValeria AñónAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2008.
Series: Fire and ink, the legacy of Latin American literature.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unified by the Portuguese language, the literature of Brazil represents the cultural synthesis of three distinct influences: indigenous peoples, European émigrés, and Africans brought to the New World as slaves. This program reflects on those influences as it examines the first five centuries of recorded Brazilian writing. With an overview of ancient folklore and verse, the program highlights connections between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Television programs for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Pablo García; Fernanda Domínguez; Eliseo Alvarez; Silvia Hopenhayn; Valeria Añón; Chris Scherer; Lisa Leonard; Tom Richards; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Tranquilo Producciones.
OCLC Number: 220962302
Language Note: In English and Spanish with English subtitles; closed captioned.
Notes: This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Credits: Music, Carlos Gramuglia ; narrators, Lisa Leonard, Tom Richards.
Performer(s): Narrators, Lisa Leonard, Tom Richards ; participants: Raúl Antelo, Rogério Cormanich.
Description: 1 videodisc (47 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Contents: Indigenous traces --
The Baroque --
Neoclassics and Romantics --
Realism and Naturalism --
Parnassianism and Symbolism --
Literature in transition.
Series Title: Fire and ink, the legacy of Latin American literature.
Other Titles: First 500 years
First five hundred years
Responsibility: Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; Tranquilo Producciones ; script, Silvia Hopenhayn, Valeria Añón ; English script, Chris Scherer ; general producer, Eliseo Álvarez ; producer, Fernanda Domínguez ; director, Pablo García.

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Unified by the Portuguese language, the literature of Brazil represents the cultural synthesis of three distinct influences: indigenous peoples, European émigrés, and Africans brought to the New World as slaves. This program reflects on those influences as it examines the first five centuries of recorded Brazilian writing. With an overview of ancient folklore and verse, the program highlights connections between Brazilian and Baroque traditions; it also studies the importance of Neoclassicism and Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism, and Parnassianism and Symbolism. Works by Cláudio Manuel da Costa, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Alberto de Oliveira, Raimundo Correia, Olavo Bilac, Euclides da Cunha, and others are featured.

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