<p>abstract:</p><p>This article, drawing on the insights of Sylvia Molloy in her studies of Spanish-American <i>modernismo</i> and the ambivalent reception of Oscar Wilde in Latin America, explores the postures and impostures of some of the most renowned translators and emulators of Wilde in Brazil, such as ElÃsio de Carvalho and, more importantly, Paulo Barreto (who wrote under the pseudonym JoÃ£o do Rio). Wilde served these writers, translators, and dandies as a model and provided a language to legitimize the gesture of cosmopolitan imitation at a moment when criminologists (like Cesare Lombroso) and sociologists (like Gabriel Tarde) devoted significant time and energy to the study of imitation in a context of increasing demand for authenticity, originality, and identity. I conclude that dissident and sometimes racialized bodies and sexualities strategically manipulated the exhibition of their own bodies and works, in stark contrast to the earlier psychopathologies of nineteenth-century criminologists and the various forms of nationalism that were being articulated at the turn of the century and would flourish with the avant-garde movements in the 1920s.</p>
Comparative Literature Studies – Penn State University Press
Published: Feb 28, 2019
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