“This is Perrone at his most brilliant. Erudite but accessible, thorough but playful: Brazil, Lyric, and the Americas is the latest contribution by the most knowledgeable U.S.-based scholar of the Brazilian lyric.”—Severino João Albuquerque, University of Wisconsin
“Perrone retraces the dialogue of the Brazilian lyric with the poetry of the Americas in the generous spirit that the poets’ utopia of solidarity will serve as a counterpoint to the harsher side of globalization.”—Luiza Moreira, Binghamton University
In this highly original volume, Charles Perrone explores how recent Brazilian lyric engages with its counterparts throughout the Western Hemisphere in an increasingly globalized world. This pioneering, tour-de-force study focuses on the years from 1985 to the present and examines poetic output—from song and visual poetry to discursive verse—across a range of media. At the core of Perrone’s work are in-depth examinations of ve phenomena: the use of the English language and the reception of American poetry in Brazil; representations and engagements with U.S. culture, especially with respect to lm and popular music; epic poems of hemispheric solidarity; contemporary dialogues between Brazilian and Spanish American poets; and the innovative musical, lyrical, and commercially successful work that evolved from the 1960s movement Tropicália.
Perrone, Charles A. Brazil, Lyric, and the Americas. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010.