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Antônio Callado (26 January 1917, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 28 January 1997, Rio de Janeiro) used to be a Brazilian journalist, playwright, and novelist. Born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Callado studied legislation, then labored as a journalist in London for the BBC's Brazilian provider from 1941 to 1947. Callado started writing fiction within the Fifties. His first novel, A assunção de Salviano (The Assumption of Salviano), was once released in 1954, and his final, O homem cordial e outras histórias (Men of Feeling and different Stories), got here out in 1993. Quarup (1967) is thought of as his most famed paintings. Callado has got literary prizes that come with the Golfinho de Ouro, the Prêmio Brasília, and the Goethe Prize for fiction for Sempreviva (1981).

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A madona de cedro, segundo romance de Antonio Callado, publicado em 1957, foi passo decisivo na construção do universo ficcional do autor. Podem-se ver nele as bases da linguagem e do universo romanesco que seriam marca registrada de Callado, e que atingiriam seu auge em Quarup e Sempreviva. O romance é uma batalha psicológica dentro de Delfino, que precisa lidar com as implicações morais de seu ato: remorso, culpa, expiação. Sem perder o energy de um bom policial, o romance de Callado segue dinâmico. A volta de Adriano, a encarnação do príncipe das trevas, força Delfino a enfrentar de modo definitivo seu drama.

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S. sovereignty, the scope of administrative activity, and the relationship between civil and military governance in the nation’s new colonial acquisitions. It might seem likely that such exacting questions would require exact answers, but while the imperial nation was given a clear image (at least on its surface) in the figure of the romantic hero, the imperial state, with its administrative and legal demands for precision, was ironically figured through tropes of ambivalence. S. ” In this chapter, I trace the role of the popular romance in this less-romantic side of American imperialism, in the more mundane discourses surrounding the legal and administrative state.

This “drill” concerns matters such as coffee, carriages, and hot water. While these novels included both realist and romantic modes, they also reinforced the critical commonplace that these modes were incongruous.  . ”66 Realism and romance designated not just different worlds, but worlds that had nothing in common. This incongruity resulted in an episodic structure wherein the modes alternated and interrupted each other. I’ll demonstrate this episodic structure in a moment, but first it is important to note how the incongruity was also typical of the modes “Like a Disembodied Shade” 41 of governance I have been tracing.

53 Funston is not a hero; he is someone playing the fictional role of a hero. ” Executive oversight was similarly figured as an extraordinary measure, and one that drew its legitimacy from the more personified and charismatic authority of an executive. The civil government may have been seen as an elaborate dress rehearsal for instructing the Filipinos in the art of everyday governance, but it was still a dress rehearsal with a director. As I mentioned in the previous section, the Supreme Court invoked the plenary power doctrine for the management of colonial holdings, granting Congress an unreviewable power of administration and an exclusive jurisdiction over the colonies.

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