UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
ONCE AGAIN THE CITY THAT I LOVED
There is no denying the fact that city and literature keep a very close relationship. The very great changes that have been brought about by modernism require the “individual’s environmental skills in order to adopt the new way of urban life. As it has been explained by Payne the rise of the city encompasses a very huge “perceptual shift”. Talking about Mário de Andrade and his relationship with São Paulo, it is necessary to keep in mind that São Paulo for him is more than a mere geographic concept, by way of explanation, it is the incarnation of Bellow’s opinion for whom the city is a human experience.