By Ellen W. Sapega
Ellen Sapega’s learn records creative responses to pictures of the Portuguese state promoted through Portugal’s workplace of nation Propaganda lower than António de Oliveira Salazar. Combining archival examine with present theories informing the components of reminiscence experiences, visible tradition, women’s autobiography, and postcolonial reviews, the writer follows the trajectory of 3 recognized cultural figures operating in Portugal and its colonies in the course of the Thirties and Nineteen Forties.
The e-book starts with an research of professional Salazarist tradition as manifested in state-sponsored commemorative occasions: the 1938 contest to find the “Most Portuguese Village in Portugal” and the 1940 Exposition of the Portuguese-Speaking international. whereas those occasions fulfilled their function as country propaganda, providing a patriotic and unambiguous view of Portugal’s prior and current, different cultural initiatives of the day pointed to contradictions inherent within the nation’s social textile. of their responses to the not easy stipulations confronted through writers and artists in this interval and the government’s relentless promoting of an more and more conservative and traditionalist photo of Portugal, José de Almada Negreiros, Irene Lisboa, and Baltasar Lopes subtly proposed revisions and choices to reputable perspectives of Portuguese experience.
These authors wondered and rewrote the metaphors of collective Portuguese and Lusophone id hired through the ideologues of Salazar’s Estado Novo regime to make sure and administer the consent of the nationwide population. it's glaring, this day, that their efforts ended in the construction of significant, enduring texts and cultural artifacts.
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Consensus and Debate in Salazar's Portugal: Visual and Literary Negotiations of the National Text, 1933–1948 (Penn State Romance Studies) by Ellen W. Sapega