New books of Brazil, October 2017.

Brazil remains in the attention of global scholars for various reasons. We have re-launched at UC Berkeley Library an initiative to strategically collect select Brazilian books in different subjects. One cannot simply think of Latin America as the post-Imperial legacy of Spain. Portuguese speaking Brazil remains an important industrial, cultural, the social powerhouse with its internal contradictions. I hope that you will be able to check these books out for the library.


As the launch of this Brazilian collection development activity, I had curated an exhibition called “Literatura de Cordel.” Its online version can be seen here.