Mario de Andrade

Mario de Andrade was a prominent Brazilian poet, novelist, musicologist, art historian, and critic, and one of the founders of Brazilian modernism. He was born on October 9, 1893, in São Paulo and played a key role in the cultural movement of Brazil in the early 20th century. His most famous work is the novel 'Macunaíma' (1928), which is considered a classic of Brazilian literature. Mario de Andrade was also instrumental in organizing the Week of Modern Art (Semana de Arte Moderna) in 1922, which was a landmark event in the history of Brazilian culture. He passed away on February 25, 1945.


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  1. 1. Macunaíma

    This book is a hallmark of Brazilian literature, blending folklore, social critique, and surrealism to narrate the adventures of its eponymous hero, a shapeshifting character of indigenous origin who embarks on a journey from the Amazon rainforest to the city of São Paulo. Throughout his quest to retrieve a magical amulet stolen by a fearsome giant, the protagonist encounters a myriad of mythical creatures, gods, and figures from Brazilian folklore, all while satirizing the cultural and social issues of early 20th-century Brazil. The narrative is celebrated for its inventive language, playful use of Brazilian vernacular, and its pivotal role in the Brazilian Modernist movement, offering a unique exploration of national identity, racial diversity, and the complex relationship between tradition and modernity.

    The 1841st Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Os Nacionalismos Africanos

    "Os Nacionalismos Africanos" explores the rise of African nationalism during the mid-20th century, delving into the various factors that fueled the movement across the continent. The book examines the impact of colonialism, the emergence of Pan-Africanism, and the struggles for independence experienced by African nations. Through a meticulous analysis of historical events and political ideologies, the author provides a comprehensive understanding of the complex dynamics that shaped African nationalism and its enduring legacy in the post-colonial era.

    The 3791st Greatest Book of All Time