Literature and suffering: a medical perspective on 'life'

Cleverton Barros de Lima

The aesthetic approach of Ranulpho Prata, a Brazilian writer and doctor born in the state of Sergipe, emphasizes figurations about life in the catholic approach to suffering during the First Republic (1889-1930). The article problematizes the idea of resigned suffering, which, combined with the political perspective of the catholic thought of the Dom Vital Center, was recommended for the poorer strata of Brazilian society. They were identified in Prata's work as migrants from the north to the federal capital and inhabitants of the countryside.

Ranulpho Prata (1869-1942); suffering; politics; literature; Brazil

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