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Jorge de Lima in the context of Afro-American poetry

The purpose of this essay is to examine the context of Jorge de Lima`s Poemas Negros (1947) publication, by firstly analyzing the formation and consolidation of the canon of African American poetry and then tracking their impact on Brazilian literary scene along the years 1930 and 1940, in particular at Revista Acadêmica, which is responsible for publishing of Jorge de Lima`s book. Finally, this essay studies the inclusion of Poemas Negros in this debate by examining the boundaries or the ideological contradictions of his poetic project.

Jorge de Lima; Poemas negros; African American poetry; Revista Acadêmica

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