Brune, Krista. Creative Transformations: Travels and Translations of Brazil in the Americas. State U of New York P, 2020.

  • Earl E. Fitz Vanderbilt University
Keywords: Translation, Periphery, World Literature


In this informative and engaging new study, Krista Brune frames “translation as a critical tool for questioning the supposedly peripheral positions of Brazil and the rest of Latin America in the hemisphere and beyond” (19). Building on the work of such theoreticians as Haroldo de Campos, Héctor Hoyos, and Sergio
Waisman, Brune argues that “Brazil’s hemispheric and global prominence depends upon and shifts through travels and translations” (21).