La claridad de Antonio Candido

Translated title of the contribution: The clarity of Antonio Candido

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This article is about clarity in the work of the Brazilian critic Antonio Candido (1918-2017). In his critical perspective, one can see the centrality of comparison, as much as the critic's ability to see the literary phenomenon through the lenses of politics. The result is a clear and precise analysis, in which literature is seen as a civilizational tool confronting anomy. In order to understand the role played by literature in face of the impasses of civilization, I study his essay on Nietzsche, published in 1946, and his lifelong dialogue with Sérgio Buarque de Holanda.

Translated title of the contributionThe clarity of Antonio Candido
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)87-102
Number of pages16
JournalRevista Chilena de Literatura
Issue number97
StatePublished - Apr 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Literature and Literary Theory


  • Antonio candido de mello e souza
  • Civilization
  • Friedrich nietzsche
  • Literature
  • Sérgio buarque de holanda


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