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Pandaemonium Germanicum

On-line version ISSN 1982-8837

Abstract

BARBOSA, Maria Aparecida. Interdisciplinar Carl Einstein: on Negerplastik. Pandaemonium ger. [online]. 2011, n.18, pp. 121-137. ISSN 1982-8837.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1982-88372011000200008.

With Negerplastik (Escultura Negra in portuguese) the Santa Catarina University Press publishes the first book by Carl Einstein (1885-1940) edited in Brazil. In this context and doing justice to the nowadays important relation between art and political action, this article presents information in multidisciplinary perspective about the artist/writer, the translation of “Negergebet” and “Drei Negerlieder”, considering the relevance of African arts and literature in Einstein’s work, as well as a reading guide tuned and useful in order to understand his work.

Keywords : Carl Einstein; historical vanguard; modernism in Germany; Negerplastik; Interdisciplinarity.

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