In the philosophical travel report Brazilian Mind, Max Bense processes his impressions of Brazil in the 1960s. With linguistic precision and rich in spatial imagination, he describes his fascination with the just-completed capital of Brasilia, designed by the two architects Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. Bense describes how he is attracted to concrete poetry there and how he immerses himself ever more deeply in Brazil's intellectual and artistic avant-garde. The result is a dense essay that is not only one of the remarkable pieces of German postwar literature, but also makes clear the intense interrelations between the Latin American and European avant-garde of the time. Brazilian Mind appears in a new edition, supplemented with an afterword as well as unpublished archival material from Max Bense's archive.
|Publication status||Published - 2021|