Brazil: The Passenger
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
Published: 1st Oct '20
IN THIS VOLUME, Jon Lee Anderson, Alberto Riva, and Eliane Brum among other Brazilian writers explore a multi-faceted country the world wouldn’t really associate with ‘order and progress.’
The Passenger collects the best new writing, photography, and reportage from around the world. Its aim, to break down barriers and introduce the essence of the place. Packed with essays and investigative journalism; original photography and illustrations; charts, and unusual facts and observations, each volume offers a unique insight into a different culture, and how history has shaped the place into what it is today. Brimming with intricate research and enduring wonder, The Passenger is a love-letter to global travel. IN THIS VOLUME, Jon Lee Anderson, Alberto Riva, and Eliane Brum among other Brazilian writers explore a multi-faceted country the world wouldn’t really associate with ‘order and progress.’ In the second half of the 20th century Brazil made extraordinary contributions to music, sport, architecture. From “bossa nova,” to acrobatic soccer, to the daring architecture of Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa, the country seemed to embody a new, original vision of modernity, at once “fluid, agile, and complex.” Seen from abroad, the victory of the far right in the 2018 elections was a rude awakening that suddenly turned the Brazilian dream into a nightmare. For locals, however, illusions had started fading long ago, amid paralyzing corruption, environmental degradation, racial discrimination, and escalating violence. Luckily, Brazilians are still willing to fight to build a better future. Today the challenge of telling the story of this extraordinary country consists in finding its enduring vitality amid the apparent melancholy.
|Dimensions||160 × 240 mm|