FrancisMulhern (London: Verso, ), 10–32 1. Antonio Candido, “Dialética da malandragem,” Revista do Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros 8 (): 67–89;. Militia Sergeant is that of Antônio Cândido, one of Brazil’s renowned intellectual figures of the recent era, in a essay entitled “Dialética da malandragem,”. Antonio Candido Dialética Cargado por Pedro Puntoni. Guardar. Antonio Candido Dialética para más tarde. guardar.

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For the next three years he edited the party paper, Folha Socialista. Advanced aesthetic positions combined with militant anti-fascism and opposition to Stalinism made for an uncommon clarity of mind that did not age with the years.

At a time when the Vargas dictatorship was persecuting the left, and the Communists, victims themselves, were persecuting in their turn, his stance called for courage.

For all that, however, aesthetic and political positions are not enough as an intellectual characterization. Local versus international, specific versus universal, entangled within the ironies and dizzying narrative disjunctures of a Brazilian master.


Roberto Schwarz: Antonio Candido – New Left Review , September-October

By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Antonio Candido, of whom I was a pupil and a friend, was the central figure in Brazilian literary criticism from the s onwards.

Competing Readings Roberto Schwarz discusses the cultural-political import of rival interpretations of Machado de Assis, within the critical space of world literature. The strange fate of realism in an ex-colonial society, in which liberalism was a ruling ideology, modernity a universal ideal, and slavery still an everyday fact of life.

Encontro de leitura: Dialética da malandragem de Antonio Candido

It fell to the critic sa deprovincialize Brazil, avoiding both obtuse nationalist introversion and subaltern fascination with metropolitan trends. Antonio Candido was above all a critic and a teacher, and one with a rare sense of cultural strategy, in canddido face of the pressing concerns arising in a marginal, backward country for which literary theory had no name.


If you want to create a new NLR account please register here. By the same author: He also co-founded the cultural magazine Climawhich ran from to This site uses cookies.

These articles remain interesting today, for the quality of their prose and the discernment with which they followed day-to-day publishing, whether Brazilian, European or North American. The dense weave of relations between 60s counter-culture and left movements, and its rending by years of dictatorship and capitalist triumph. This has been one of the lasting tonic effects of his work.

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