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    O espírito do diabo. discursos e posições intelectuais no semanário o diabo' 1934-1940

    Trindade, Luis (2004) O espírito do diabo. discursos e posições intelectuais no semanário o diabo' 1934-1940. Porto, Portugal: Campo das Letras. ISBN 9789726108658.

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    Book synopsis: "The Devil" was a centerpiece in the intellectual crossroads of Portuguese culture of the thirties. There survivors of republican and anarchist thought and journalism, as well as the young neo-realists in the process of affirming Marxism in Portugal. Thus, the weekly newspaper, during its six years of publication, functioned as a field of the struggles and redefinitions of the left placed before the challenge of the salazarista repression. This book proceeds to a double operation: first, it seeks to define the various positions present in "The Devil", and then to analyze the evolution of the main cultural and political discourses of the left at a time when, in the opposite of the Politics of the Spirit. In essence, the penetration of Marxism among the intelligentsia of the Portuguese left will result in a new political culture. This, composed simultaneously by aesthetic and ideological elements, will win posterity under the name of neo-realism. Neo-realism thus constitutes, in the Portuguese culture of the twentieth century, a weapon to combat the traditionalist nationalism of the Estado Novo. It does so through a very thorough rationalization of all the elements of the cultural field (criticism, indoctrination, creation), previously fragmented into multiple currents and movements and from here centered on a single world whose limits were those within which, for several decades, the Portuguese could think of freedom and emancipation.


    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 08:23
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:44


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