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See this author’s book review of Carvalho’s work, in Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies 27 (2015), for elaboration of how Carvalho uses the notion of porosity to question binary understandings of the city. 7. Beatriz Jaguaribe, “Modernist Ruins: National Narratives and Architectural Forms,” Public Culture 11, no. 1 (1999): 308. 8. ” New York Times, 8 March 2014. 9. I will go into much more detail of Bishop’s correspondence subsequently. She describes the period around Carnaval as a “glorious mess” in Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, eds.
He has gone from a hand-to-mouth jackof-all-trades and part-time graffiti artist to a recognized artist, commissioned to do murals, city projects, and canvasses for patrons. He had got his first passport in 2012, and travelled as an invited guest to art festivals all over Europe, to Abu Dhabi, and to Art Basel in Miami. He showed me his studio, with a view I knew well but still something to behold: Christ the Redeemer up to the right, Sugarloaf straight ahead, and downtown with the Guanabara Bay to the left.
As an aside, the expression derives from “é para inglês ver” [“for the English to see”], a common turn of phrase in Brazil that emerged earlier than Freyre’s usage. In the 1800s, it came from laws that were conceived but never implemented regarding slave trafficking. Pressure came from England to battle trafficking, and so in Brazil the appearance of doing something about it was created without being acted on. The laws were created “for the English to see,” as a façade and nothing more. João Cezar de Castro Rocha, “‘Future’s Past’: On the Reception and Impact of Futurism in Brazil,” in International Futurism in Arts and Literature, ed.
A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro after 1889 : Glorious Decadence by Tom Winterbottom