Winterbottom, Tom. A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro after 1889: Glorious Decadence. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Marcelo Diego


All intellectual production on Brazil made outside Brazil must deal with a series of challenges inherent to this condition. One of these challenges is to read Brazil on its own terms, without using the author’s place of origin as reference for comparison; another is having to introduce fundamental themes of Brazilian history and culture to an audience often unfamiliar with them, while at the same time discussing in depth these same themes with the familiarized reader. 

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