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In the 1800s, it came from laws that were conceived but never implemented regarding slave trafficking. Pressure came from England to battle trafficking, and so in Brazil the appearance of doing something about it was created without being acted on. The laws were created “for the English to see,” as a façade and nothing more. João Cezar de Castro Rocha, “‘Future’s Past’: On the Reception and Impact of Futurism in Brazil,” in International Futurism in Arts and Literature, ed. Günter Berghaus (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000), 205.
He showed me his studio, with a view I knew well but still something to behold: Christ the Redeemer up to the right, Sugarloaf straight ahead, and downtown with the Guanabara Bay to the left. He lights up the grill, puts on some music, and says, “ó” [“look”], gesturing out to the Marvellous City, humming down below us, to the ocean out front and the jungle continuing up the steep slopes behind us. Let us get into the marvellous, complex, ever-changing city of Rio de Janeiro. PART I: SPACE AND TIME OF RIO DE JANEIRO 43 NOTES 1.
23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. from Zuenir Ventura’s book Cidade Partida (São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1994). Eliot, “Ash Wednesday,” Ash Wednesday: Six Poems (London: Faber & Faber, 1930). Barbara Cassin, Dictionary of Untranslatables: a Philosophical Lexicon, trans. Steven Rendall (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014), 929. Dicionário Houaiss da Língua Portuguesa, ed. Antônio Houaiss, (Rio de Janeiro: Objetiva, 2001). ” Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Dom Casmurro (Brasília: Ministério da Educação, 1994), PDF e-book, 35.