Perversions on Parade
Brazilian Literature of Transgression and Postmodern Anti-Aesthetics in Glauco Mattoso
by Steven F. Butterman
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This is the first book-length scholarly treatment in English of the Brazilian poet Glauco Mattoso's
work, some of which was written during Brazil's most recent
dictatorship (1964-85). The author highlights Mattoso's themes of
homosexuality, fetishism, and symbolic sadomasochism within a context
of a comparative examination of transgressive literature in the Western
canon (for example, the French poete maudit, such as Rimbaud,
Baudelaire, and Verlaine) with particular emphasis on Luso-Brazilian
literature from the Middle Ages to the present.
Butterman's PERVERSIONS ON PARADE, a respected 2005 issue from
Hyperbole Books, an imprint of San Diego State University Press, has
recently been featured in the University of Miami newspaper, The
Hurricane; click here for the original story or here for a jpg-version of the page.
on Parade is a 2005 Hyperbole Books Volume. Christened in 2004 as an
imprint of San Diego State University Press, Hyperbole Books is
dedicated to publishing cutting-edge, over-the-top experiments in
critical theory, literary criticism and graphic narrative.
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