Topic Descriptor: literature (humanities)×
  • ¿Quién es Martín Fierro?
    Méndez, Evar, 1888 -1955
    1924
    The article discusses the constant attacks that the newspaper Martín Fierro receives and all the conflicts and difficulties that result from these attacks. It also explains the attitude that will be assumed with regard to the situation created by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732421

  • "Pau-Brasil", marca de fábrica
    Andrade, Oswald de, 1890-1954
    1992
    Oswald de Andrade explains that the term Pau-Brasil [Brazil Tree, which yielded the wood that was exploited for export and gave the country its name] that he used in his 1924 manifesto was intended as a “slogan,” an invention with which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784867

  • [Cal significa - si usted quiere - las iniciales de Crítica, Arte, Literatura...]
    Meneses, Guillermo, 1911-1978
    1962
    This text by Guillermo Meneses is a presentation of CAL magazine, which he founded. Published in the magazine’s first issue, Meneses’s text explains the meaning of the letters in the publication’s name: C refers to crítica (criticism), A to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168349

  • [Depois de muita hesitação...]
    Schenberg, Mário
    1945
    In this essay the critic Mário Schenberg discusses the political and cultural changes he sees in the wake of the uprising led by Getúlio Vargas that was known as the Revolução de 1930. Schenberg believes that the agricultural oligarchy’s loss [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091507

  • [Em Panamérica, o seu segundo livro, José Agrippino de Paula...]
    Schenberg, Mário
    1967
    Mário Schenberg introduces PANAMÉRICA, the book by José Agrippino de Paula e Silva, whom he describes as an important figure in the new generation of Brazilian writers. In the critic’s opinion, this is a contemporary epic about the American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776051

  • [Estas são todas histórias verdadeiras]
    Boal, Augusto
    1976
    Playwright Augusto Boal declares that all the stories contained within his book are true, and were written based on testimony overheard during different trips that occurred after he left Brazil in 1971, during the height of the military dictatorship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776129

  • [Introducción y nota a la edición]
    Schneider, Luis Mario
    1985
    This document is an anthology containing a collection of etridentista poems and manifestos. It includes an extensive bibliography. Luis Mario Schneider [L. M. Sch.] contextualizes their works within the cultural panorama of that time [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737908

  • [Letter, 1964 Diciembre [ca. 20], [Roma] [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1964
    Rafael Alberti informs León Ferrari about a parcel mailed containing copies of their joint book Escrito en el aire [Written in the Air]and his book of poetry Abierto a todas horas [Open At All Time].Alberti comments that, passing through Rome, he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749314

  • [Letter] [1965 abril?, Roma to] León Ferrari
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1965
    Rafael Alberti, the poet, mentions León Ferrari’s Vietnam War pieces, and savors the irony of a possible exhibition of those political works at the Torcuato Di Tella Institute. He tells Ferrari how an artist should react, at a political level, vis [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743697

  • [Letter] 1925 Jul. 16, Rio de Janeiro [to] Joaquim Inojosa
    Bandeira, Manuel, 1886-1968
    1925
    In this letter to fellow Brazilian Joaquim Inojosa (in Recife), the well-known poet Manuel [Carneiro de Sousa] Bandeira [Filho] (1886–1968) provides brief news about the modernist movement (then in full swing) in São Paulo. He emphasizes the “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784768

  • [Letter] 1928 May 20, São Paulo [to] Augusto Meyer
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    1928
    This [document] by Mário de Andrade is a reply, dated May 20, 1928, to the letter in which Augusto Meyer discussed the former’s controversial activity, conscience, and references to national subject matter. De Andrade outlines his intellectual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784229

  • [Letter] 1963 Junio 13, Zurich [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1963
    Rafael Alberti wrote to León Ferrari general comments about his trips through Europe: in Italy, Perugia, Florence, Assisi, Arezzo, Milan, and in Romania, Bucharest. He mentioned his meeting with the art dealers Schwarz and Passoni, who knew Ferrari [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749318

  • [Letter] 1964 Abril, Roma [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1964
    Rafael Alberti wrote about having mailed the calligraphy proofs for “our” Escrito en el aire [Our Writing in the Air]; the drawings had not been sent yet, because, in his opinion, an adjustment to achieve the exact tone was needed: an informal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757079

  • [Letter] 1964 Agosto 4, Roma [to] León Ferrari
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1964
    Rafael Alberti mentions the drawings he has received in a letter from León Ferrari. He reports on publishing issues concerning Escrito en el aire [Written in the Air], makes a few remarks, and includes an amusing drawing. In closing, he describes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749310

  • [Letter] 1964 Enero 2, Roma [to] León Ferrari
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1964
    Rafael Alberti mentions the exhibition organized by Argentine artists in Paris, referring in particular to his meeting with the artist Antonio Seguí, from Argentina. He reminisces about the times he has spent with the Ferrari family. He describes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749316

  • [Letter] 1964 Noviembre 22, Roma [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1964
    Rafael Alberti, the Spaniard poet, discusses his literary works and their publication, particularly Sonetos romanos [Roman Sonnets] and Escrito en el aire [Written in the Air]. He muses about León Ferrari’s work, and talks about his situation in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749306

  • [Letter] 1965 Agosto 17, Anticoli Corrado, [Italia] [to] León Ferrari
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1965
    Rafael Alberti comments on León Ferrari’s work, on photographs he sent him regarding the Vietnam War. He transcribes his poem “Vietnam.” Ironic comments about León Ferrari’s political work’s possible exhibition at Instituto Torcuato Di [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749312

  • [Letter] 1965 Octubre 30, Anticoli Corrado, [Italia to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1965
    Rafael Alberti discusses the controversy that erupted over León Ferrari’s exhibition at theTorcuato Di Tella Institute in response to critical reviews regarding the political nature of the works involved. The poet goes on to talk about Anticolo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743711

  • [Letter] 1967 diciembre 10, Moscú, República Sovietica [to] León Ferrari
    León, María Teresa; Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1967
    Rafael Alberti and his wife, María Teresa León, congratulated León Ferrari on the publication of his book Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words] (Buenos Aires: Falbo Editor, 1967), reprinted in facsimile edition (Buenos Aires: El Aleph, 2003 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743752

  • [Letter] 1967 Marzo 4, Roma [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1967
    Rafael Alberti, the Spaniard poet, remarks on how long it has been since they last wrote to each other. He refers affectionately to the Ferrari’s house in Castelar, in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, and mentions his latest poems [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749320

  • [Nuestra encuesta sobre la nueva generación literaria : de Jorge Luis Borges]
    Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
    1923
    Jorge Luis Borges answer to an opinion poll conducted by the Nosotros [We] journal of writers younger than thirty and trying to determine the existence and qualities of Argentina’s “new literary generation.” The poll consisted of seven [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730796

  • 40 dibujos de Luis Guevara Moreno : reflejan el hombre y el paisaje en la obra de Rómulo Gallegos
    1988
    This article examines how Rómulo Gallegos’ writing influenced Luis Guevara Moreno’s painting. The author quotes the painter’s description of producing paintings that illustrate “the setting in a Gallegos story.” Guevara Moreno explains how [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154459

  • A nova gravura de Juazeiro do Norte
    Carvalho, Gilmar de
    1999
    This essay, which appeared in the catalogue produced with research support from Gilmar de Carvalho, introduced A Nova Gravura de Juazeiro do Norte, the exhibition curated by Dodora Guimarães at the Centro Cultural da Abolição in Recife (November [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110756

  • A Union of Chicanos Writers
    Armas, José
    1976
    This brief document by writer José Armas summarizes the ideas of a group of Chicano writers and artists from the states of Washington, California, Texas, and New Mexico who met in Lubbock, Texas, with the intention of forming an artistic and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082215

  • Arte, vanguardia y nuevas figuras
    1996
    The artist Gabriel Morera; the writers José Balza, Jesús Enrique Guédez and Salvador Garmendia; the playwrights Román Chalbaud and Isaac Chocrón; and the graphic designer Nedo all make different statements about the relationship between the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169254

  • Bracho sacrifica lo más caro a todo artista : la libertad
    1951
    Poet Guillermo Alfredo Cook asserts that, insofar as Gabriel Bracho’s work has rendered painting literary, it has mistaken the essence of art, reducing it to political slogans and ideological propaganda. He describes Bracho’s painting as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850751

  • Carta aberta a Alberto de Oliveira
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    1925
    Mário de Andrade addresses this open letter to the writer Alberto de Oliveira, and in principle, defends the literature produced by Brazilian Romanticism, a group associated with a primitive approach to art combined with social, religious, sexual, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784258

  • Cobra Norato : Nheengatú da margem esquerda do Amazonas
    Bopp, Raul
    1931
    Cobra Norato, a book combining poetry and narrative, offers a version of the Portuguese language that is more in line with its sound than its grammar. It is a symbolic construction of the Brazilian forests whose characters (Curupira, Cobra Grande, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780624

  • Cordel : a novelistíca nordestina
    Sobreira, Geová
    1983
    This essay, “Cordel - A Novelística Nordestina” by Geová Sobreira, suggests that literatura de cordel—the genre of published writing known as “string literature”—is an expression of an intrinsically novelistic tradition. It is a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110755

  • Cruzeiro do Sul
    Meireles, Cildo
    1999
    Cildo Meireles asserts that he doesn’t defend any profession or nationality, and that he instead speaks about a region named Cruzeiro do Sul  [the Southern Cross], which was divided by an imaginary line known as the Tordesillas line. He comments [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776747

  • De Alberto Hidalgo a José Carlos Mariategui : Buenos Aires, 21 de diciembre de 1928
    Hidalgo, Alberto, 1893-1967
    1984
    In this letter to Peruvian writer and journalist José Carlos Mariátegui, avant-garde Peruvian writer and poet Alberto Hidalgo thanks Mariátegui for sending him a copy of his recently published book, Seven Interpretative Essays on Peruvian Reality [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126257

  • De como deve ser visto o binômio Clã-SCAP
    Baratta, Mario, 1868-1935
    1988
    In 1988 the art critic Mário Baratta described the origins and performance of the group of artists and writers who produced Clã [Clan] magazine and founded the SCAP (Sociedade Cearense de Artes Plásticas) in the mid-1940s in the state of Ceará. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111385

  • Decadentismo y americanismo
    Coll, Pedro Emilio
    2002
    In this essay Pedro Emilio Coll replies to Latin American critics who, “in the name of tradition and good sense” deplore what they describe as decadent representatives of the new movements that took root in the Americas in the early twentieth [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815772

  • Discurso de incorporación a una sociedad literaria de Santiago pronunciado en la sesión del 3 de mayo de 1842
    Lastarria, José Victorino, 1817-1888
    1944
    This address was given by the Spanish-born, Chilean-based scholar José Victorino Lastarria in 1842 during a meeting of the recently formed Sociedad Literaria, a literary society of important Chilean scholars and politicians. In his speech to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125103

  • El arte moderno de Julia Codesido
    Puppo, Juan
    1938
    This review considers Julia Codesido’s work within the context of art and literature produced by women, noting that this genre “is uniquely attuned to feeling and expression.” Though historically recognized solely in terms of family or social [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136567

  • El artista debe superar las limitaciones de las ideologías : Jacobo Borges en Nueva York
    Florez, Armando J.
    1983
    In this interview with Armando J. Florez, Jacobo Borges states that an artist should have a global perspective when it comes to politics and mankind’s real values, and should be free of any limitations imposed by ideologies. The painter believes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065435

  • El ateneo en 1894
    Schiaffino, Eduardo, 1858-1935
    1933
    This article records a polemical debate over Argentinean national artistic and literary practices that took place in 1894 between three Argentinean artistic figures: poet and playwright Rafael Obligado; painter, critic, and scholar Eduardo Schiaffino [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125286

  • El clan de Barranquilla
    Roca Baena, Julio, 1935-1992
    1981
    In this article, prestigious film critic and journalist Julio Roca Baena briefly recalls the Grupo de Barranquilla active in the mid-fifties and its importance to Colombian art, literature, and journalism. At the opening of the text, Roca Baena [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132741

  • El momento
    Marinello, Juan, 1898-1977
    1927
    In "El momento," Juan Marinello announces the existence of a new avant-garde movement in Cuban literature and the arts. Marinello prophesizes a coming “battle” between the new Cuban intellectual scene and the outmoded literary establishment who, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125671

  • Engenho e arte : a fala dos gravadores
    Carvalho, Gilmar de
    1998
    “Engenho e Arte. A Fala dos Gravadores” [Ingenuity and Art: The Speech of the Engravers] is one of seven chapters of a book by Gilmar de Carvalho entitled Madeira Matriz, a subject he developed in a doctoral thesis done at Pontifícia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110758

  • Essa negra Fulô : Poema
    Lima, Jorge de, 1893-1953
    1928
    The subject of this modernist poem is the relationship between “Fulô,” a young slave girl, and her masters: the lady (“Sinhá”) and the gentleman (“Sinhô”) of the house. Fulô is urged to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110479

  • Estética e ideologia: o modernismo em 1930
    LAFETÁ, João Luiz
    1973
    This critical essay by João Luiz Lafetá examines Brazilian modernism by distinguishing the “aesthetic project” from the “ideological project” of the literary production during the 1920s and 1930s. The author creates a dialectical division [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110363

  • Explicação dêste numero
    Barroso, Antônio Girão, 1914-1990; Medeiros, Aluízio, 1918-1971; Bezerra, João Climaco, 1913-
    1946
    This text is issue zero of Clã - Revista Trimestral magazine, in which the members introduce the publication. In their opinion Clã is not only a literary magazine; it also constitutes what they consider “a mental representation of Ceará,” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110789

  • Feuilles de route I. Le formose
    Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961
    1924
    After his 1924 trip to Brazil, the Swiss poet Blaise Cendrars wrote this book in which he describes the journey taken by the group of São Paulo modernists headed by Oswald and Mário Andrade. This sojourn within the Brazilian interior sowed the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780879

  • Florida y Boedo
    1925
    The article defines the characteristics of the Buenos Aires literary group “Florida”, however, in accordance with the personalities, which have been identified as protagonists, it denies the existence of this group, an adversary of the “Boedo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732616

  • Formação do espírito moderno
    Bastos, Abguar
    1944
    Abguar Bastos offers his interpretation of Brazilian modernism as a “yearning for the liberation of national thought.” The writer understands modern art as a “process” that takes on various forms throughout its course. In Brazil, for example [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091410

  • França : feuilles de route - Blaise Cendrars - Imp. H. Fortemps - Paris
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    1925
    The writer Mário de Andrade reviews Feuilles de route [Leaves of the Road], the book by the Swiss poet Blaise Cendrars, illustrated by Tarsila do Amaral. The reviewer refers to the Brazilian countryside, which he compares with Cendrars’ writing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780937

  • Genealogia del entre-lugar modernista
    ANTELO, Raúl
    2006
    This essay by Professor Raúl Antelo addresses the issue of place in a theory concerning the marginalizing of Latin American culture, more specifically within South America. This culture has always been viewed through a prism of exclusion and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808262

  • I. La inconexión de América ; II. Espacio y tiempo en el alma americana
    Moraes Neto, Prudente de, 1904-1977
    1932
    Brazilian poet and journalist Prudente de Moraes Neto remarks on the chance discovery of Alfonso Reyes in European magazines, remarking on how difficult it is to obtain books by Latin American authors in Brazil and the ease by which you can obtain [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1054457

  • III. El hombre cordial, producto americano
    Couto, Rui Ribeiro, 1898-1963
    1932
    In this document, Brazilian poet, journalist, and short-story writer, Ribeiro Couto, states that “true Americanism” rejects the idea of Indianism, yet calls on these same indigenous races to make contributions to “Iberian” man. This fusion [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1054477