The Shakespeare of Brazil...
February 21, 2012 4:50 PM   Subscribe

Who are good candidates for reasonably being labelled "The Brazilian Shakespeare"?

Any time period will do but they have to be *famous* writers or playwrights or poets etc

Thanks for suggestions!!
posted by Bwithh to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Euclides da Cunha
posted by facetious at 4:51 PM on February 21, 2012 [2 favorites]

If the category is "Most Famous Brazilian Literary Figure," I nominate Clarice Lispector.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 4:55 PM on February 21, 2012 [2 favorites]

Isn't Cam~oes "Brazil's Shakespeare", just as Shakespeare is "America's Shakespeare"?

Oddness of the question's formulation aside, my vote for "greatest and most influential Brazilian writer" goes to Machado de Assis.
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:44 PM on February 21, 2012 [4 favorites]

You might take a look at this list of 20th century writers, though the order seems pretty random.
posted by lukemeister at 8:26 PM on February 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

"Machado de Assis is widely regarded as the greatest writer of Brazilian literature", black, 19th century, Rio, lots of irony, language as weapon. Fun.
posted by Tom-B at 7:13 AM on March 5, 2012

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