Regina Zilberman (essay date 1988)
SOURCE: Zilberman, Regina. “Myth and Brazilian Literature.1” In Literary Anthropology: A New Interdisciplinary Approach to People, Signs and Literature, edited by Fernando Poyatos, pp. 141-59. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1988.
[In the following essay, Zilberman examines the use of myth in Brazilian literature, noting that many narratives employing this technique have as a main theme the justification of the way society is organized.]
MYTH AND BRAZILIAN LITERARY TRADITION
Because myth is a mode of expression consolidated by verbal language, and because it is present in all human societies, it...
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