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I Forgot Completely of Myself: I Am a Cutural Department, Mário de Andrade
Carlos Augusto Calil e Flávio Rodrigo Penteado - organizadores
Mário de Andrade, a great Brazilian intellectual, writer, pianist professor, poet, was also a government employee. He took part in the creation of the São Paulo’s Department of Culture in 1935 when Fábio Prado was the city’s mayor. Andrade was the first director of the Department, firmly engaged in a popular and democratic cultural program for the state and even for the country. It was a cultural project of international exchange and integration with other cultural expressions. This book gathers the bureaucratic documents that he drafted and shows his vigorous opposition and a severe criticism of standard bureaucrats.