The Relationship Between Erudite Literature and Popular Culture in the North East of Brazil: Ariano Suassuna and the Movimento Armorial

Dinneen, Mark (1987) The Relationship Between Erudite Literature and Popular Culture in the North East of Brazil: Ariano Suassuna and the Movimento Armorial. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The basic objectives of this study may be summarized as follows. Firstly, the work aims to highlight the crucial differences between the erudite literary tradition of North East Brazil and the popular cultural expressions of the region, especially the popular poetic or romanceiro tradition, showing how those differences are rooted in the contrasting objective conditions within which the respective literatures are produced, Secondly, the study follows the attempts made through the years by erudite writers of the North East to overcome the problem of those cultural divisions and incorporate elements of popular culture into their work in an effort to affirm a distinctly regional identity, This leads on to a third objective of the study, that of tracing the broad historical development of North East regionalist literature, indicating the principal transitions it has undergone in response to changing perceptions of national culture, regional identity and popular culture, Finally, the study presents an analysis of the work of Ariano Suassuna, seen as the major contribution to this regionalist artistic tradition in recent decades.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Latin American literature
Date of Award: 1987
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1987-76793
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76793

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