FrancisMulhern (London: Verso, ), 10–32 1. Antonio Candido, “Dialética da malandragem,” Revista do Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros 8 (): 67–89;. Militia Sergeant is that of Antônio Cândido, one of Brazil’s renowned intellectual figures of the recent era, in a essay entitled “Dialética da malandragem,”. Antonio Candido Dialética Cargado por Pedro Puntoni. Guardar. Antonio Candido Dialética para más tarde. guardar.

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For all that, however, aesthetic and political positions are not enough as an intellectual characterization.

At a time when the Vargas dictatorship was persecuting the left, and the Communists, victims themselves, were persecuting in their turn, his stance called for courage. The strange fate of realism in an ex-colonial society, in which liberalism was a ruling ideology, modernity a universal ideal, and slavery still an everyday fact of life.

He also co-founded the cultural magazine Climawhich ran from to It fell to the critic to deprovincialize Brazil, avoiding both obtuse nationalist introversion and subaltern fascination with metropolitan trends.


Advanced aesthetic positions combined with militant anti-fascism and opposition to Stalinism made for an uncommon clarity of mind that dialticaa not age with the antonuo. Antonio Candido was above all a critic and a teacher, and one with a rare sense of cultural strategy, in the face of the pressing concerns arising in a marginal, backward country for which literary theory had no name.


Local versus international, specific versus universal, entangled within the ironies and dizzying narrative disjunctures of a Brazilian master. By the same author: For more information, see our privacy statement.

This has been one of the lasting tonic effects of his work. This site uses cookies.

Encontro de leitura: Dialética da malandragem de Antonio Candido

Ma,andragem Candido, of whom I was a pupil and a friend, was the central figure in Brazilian literary criticism from the s onwards. Competing Readings Roberto Schwarz discusses the cultural-political import of rival interpretations of Machado de Assis, within the critical space of world literature.


For the next three years he edited the party paper, Folha Socialista. These articles remain interesting today, for dialtlca quality of their prose and the discernment with which they followed day-to-day publishing, whether Brazilian, European or North American.

Roberto Schwarz: Antonio Candido – New Left Review , September-October

The dense weave antoniio relations between 60s counter-culture and left movements, and its rending by years of dictatorship and capitalist triumph. If you want to create a new NLR account please register here.

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