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Two words about Cecília Meireles, a name to be remembered


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Abstract

This article addresses some relevant facts of the Brazilian writer, educator and poet Cecília Meireles (1901-1964), unfairly forgotten by not a few of her compatriots. Used to deal with odd situations, Cecília did not care about following trends and fashions; her poetry is usually considered “Modernist”, what is not without reason, given her unfailing readiness to make it new, as touchstone of the movement (actually an Ezra Pound’s injunction) goes. She did not, however, said a radical no to the culture of the past, as rejecting it as a something merely “obsolete”, as many of her contemporaries did (consider Dadaism).

Keywords

Cecília Meireles, art, poetry, Brazil, preservation of culture

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