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

Antonio Candido was above all a critic and a teacher, and one with a rare sense of cultural strategy, in the face of the pressing concerns arising in a marginal, backward country for which literary theory had no name. This site uses cookies. At a time when the Vargas dictatorship was persecuting the left, and the Communists, victims themselves, were persecuting cansido their turn, his stance called for courage.


For more information, see our privacy statement. Antonio Candido, of malandrxgem I was a pupil and a friend, was the central figure in Brazilian literary criticism from the s onwards. This has been one of the lasting tonic effects of his work. Competing Readings Roberto Schwarz discusses the cultural-political import of rival interpretations of Machado de Assis, within the critical space of world literature.

For all that, however, aesthetic and political positions are not enough as an intellectual characterization. For the next three years he edited the party paper, Folha Socialista.

By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. He also co-founded the cultural magazine Climawhich ran from to The dense weave of relations between 60s counter-culture and left movements, and its rending by years of dictatorship and capitalist triumph.

It fell to the critic to deprovincialize Brazil, avoiding both obtuse nationalist introversion and subaltern fascination with anonio trends.

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 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.


If you want to create a new NLR dialticz please register here. By the same author: 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.

Local versus international, specific versus universal, entangled within the ironies and dizzying narrative disjunctures of a Brazilian master.