Visions of Modernity: Brazilian Vanguard Texts of the Interwar Period

By Patricia A. Soler.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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This paper discusses publications produced by Brazilian Modernist (avant-garde) literary groups during the 1920s. Drawing upon Art Deco aesthetics, the artists sought to establish new forms of national identity.

Keywords: Latin American Literature, Brazilian Literature, 20th Century, Avant-garde Aesthetics, Modernism, Art Deco, Primitivism

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.111-130. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.186MB).

Patricia A. Soler

Patricia A. Soler is completing her dissertation on twentieth-century Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Her current research focus explores the relationship between early twentieth-century Brazilian literature and art. She is also a Teaching Assistant of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and is the president of the graduate student association for her department. She will co-chair her department’s second annual graduate student conference, GRAPHSY (, this fall.


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