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The Passenger: Brazil

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Publisher: The Passenger

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An in-depth look at Brazilian culture in the series that collects the best new writing, photography, art, and reportage from around the world. 
 
In the second half of the twentieth century Brazil made extraordinary contributions to music, sport, architecture. From bossa nova to acrobatic soccer to the daring architecture of Oscar Niemeyer and Lúcio Costa, the country seemed to embody a new, original vision of modernity, at once fluid, agile, and complex. 
 
Seen from abroad, the victory of the far right in the 2018 elections was a rude awakening that suddenly turned the Brazilian dream into a nightmare. For locals, however, illusions had started fading long ago, amid paralyzing corruption, environmental degradation, racial discrimination, and escalating violence. Luckily Brazilians have not lost their desire to fight, minorities are still determined to assert their rights, and, now that the glorious past is dead and buried, a desire to rebuild for the future is emerging. Today the challenge of telling the story of this extraordinary country consists in finding its enduring vitality amid the apparent melancholy. 
 
“The Passenger readers will find none of the typical travel guide sections on where to eat or what sights to see. Consider the books, rather, more like a literary vacation.” —Publishers Weekly 
 
“Much more than a travel guide, The Passenger is indispensable for any reader who is curious about the world.” —Il Venerdì 
 
In this volume: Order and Progress? by Jon Lee Anderson  Funk, Pride and Prejudice by Alberto Riva  On the River, I Was King by Eliane Brum  Also: the road that dissects the Amazon; the TV tycoon who shaped Brazilian history; the neo-Pentecostal community that is winning the hearts (and wallets) of Brazilians; politicized samba dancers, idealist gangsters, and much more . . .
Available since: 10/13/2020.
Print length: 289 pages.

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