New strategies of anthropophagy in Brazilian/Portuguese digital literature
- SANTOS, A. L. (2009). “New strategies of anthropophagy in Brazilian/Portuguese digital literature”, in Neohelicon, Akadémiai Kiadó/Springer Science, 36(2). pp. 489–502.
- This article intends to discuss an example of contemporary digital literary creation, based on anthropophagy as a cultural mechanism. Oswald de Andrade, one of the leaders of Brazilian modernism, published his Anthropophagic Manifesto in 1928, where he argued that “what is not mine interests me”. In fact, translated into our contemporary culture, this Manifesto could explain some issues of Brazil’s intellectual and cultural environment: the “only what is not mine interests me” could be complementarily read as “what is mine does not interest me”; the anthropophagus would disdain that which is his own and ceaselessly search for the references to the Other. That attitude would be important to understand not only cultural processes, but it could also describe some strategies of contemporary digital literary creations, as Amor de Clarice, created by the Portuguese artist and intellectual Rui Torrres.