Pastoral e modernidade nos Poemas de Joaquim Cardozo

José Luiz Passos


Poemas 1947, the first book by Joaquim Maria Moreira Cardozo (1897–1978), offers an alternative insight into the development of the modern Brazilian lyric. Its depiction of motifs related to the coexistence of rural and urban landscapes led to a poetics focused on the visual representation of abstract relations, and in particular the relationship between the human and natural worlds. Cardozo’s poetry allows contemporary criticism to reevaluate the development of a subject matter that has characterized Brazilian literature since Modernism: the survival of archaic worlds within the modern urban self. His contribution may be taken as a case study that sheds light on the relations between the country and the city from a stance that does not isolate or oppose them, but rather takes the natural world as a fitting, if unusual, space for the examination of modern poetry.


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