Lima Barreto: New Critical Perspectives

Lamonte Aidoo and Daniel F. Silva (editors)

Aidoo, an assistant professor of Romance Studies and Luso-Brazilian Studies, weaves together 12 essays from Brazilian literary scholars, historians and anthropologists. The authors analyze the work of 19th- and 20th-century Afro-Brazilian writer and journalist Afonso Henriques de Lima Barreto.

This is the first collection to present a cohesive analysis of this writer’s work in English. It is an intellectually diverse collection of essays that recover Barreto’s œuvre and consider a wide range of topics, including Barreto’s treatment of race, family, class, social and gender politics of post-abolition Brazil, neocolonialism, the disjuncture between urban and suburban spaces, and national identity politics.