«Para Inglês Ver»: Translations of Contemporary Brazilian Literature in the Age of the Megaevents

Claire Williams

Abstract


Since 2007, when it was announced that Brazil would host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, the country has become the focus of international attention. This was an excellent opportunity to counter stereotypes and present a more authentic version of Brazilian culture. Indeed, several anthologies of contemporary texts translated into English were published over this period; more than ever before. This article provides a survey and a quantitative reading of five such anthologies, in order to consider how Brazil (and its literature) is portrayed for a British audience.

Keywords


anthology; stereotype; cliché; translation; Brazil; United Kingdom

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1344/abriu2017.6.6

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