By João Cezar de Castro Rocha,Flora Thomson-DeVeaux
At the guts of this substitute clarification, Castro Rocha situates the fallout from the luck loved through Eça de Queirós with the e-book of Cousin Basílio and Machado’s lengthy texts condemning the writer and his paintings. Literary and aesthetic rivalries come to the fore, taking into account a brand new theoretical framework according to a literary appropriation of “thick description,” the tactic proposed through anthropologist Clifford Geertz. From this technique, Castro Rocha derives his key speculation: an unexpected end result of Machado’s response to Eça’s novel used to be a go back to the classical inspiration of aemulatio, which led Machado to strengthen a “poetics of emulation.”
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