Thursday, April 26, 2007

Tropical Truth

"When trying to understand modernist ruptures, the revitalization of tradition inherent in supposedly destructive tactics is readily apparent.... In fact, all modernisms upon deeper examination show themselves to be a struggle against the immanent obsolescence of a past so beautiful as to be on the verge of banality."
Caetano Veloso, Tropical Truth: A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil (Knopf, 2002)

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