Ricardo Sternberg

Ricardo Sternberg

Professor Emeritus, BA, MA, PhD (University of California at Los Angeles, 1978)
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Ricardo da Silveira Lobo Sternberg was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to the United States when he was fifteen. He has a B.A. in English literature from the University of California, Riverside and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. Between 1975 and 1978 he was a Junior Fellow with the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He is the author of The Unquiet Self: Self and Society in the Poetry of Carlos Drummond de Andrade (Valencia: Hispanofila, 1986) and has published extensively on Brazilian and Portuguese literature. He has published translations of poets such as Jorge de Lima, Carlos Drummond de Andrade and João Cabral de Melo Neto. He has published three collections of his own poetry: The Invention of Honey (Montreal: Vehicle Press, 1990, 1996), Map of Dreams (Montreal: Vehicle Press, 1996) and Bamboo Church (Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2003, 2006).

Specialty Courses

19th and 20th Century Luso-Brazilian Literature; Eça & Machado; Fernando Pessoa

Selected Publications:

  • Bamboo Church; McGill-Queens, 2004.
  • “Identity in the Fiction of the Presença Generation: José Régio's Jogo da Cabra Cega.” Revista Hispánica Moderna (Columbia University) Ano L, Junio 1997.
  • “Alterity in O Barão” Luso-Brazilian Review Vol. 34, No. 1, Summer 1997.
  • “High Stakes Surrealism:The Invisible Presence: Sixteen Poets of Spanish America.” Books in Canada, Vol 26, #9, Dec. 1997.
  • Map of Dreams: Poems. Montreal: Vehicule, 1996.
  • The Invention of Honey: Poems. Montreal: Vehicule Press, 1990. Second Printing, 1996.
  • Camões and His Time. Co-Editor. Porto: Porto Editora, 1987.
  • The Unquiet Self: The Poetry of Carlos Drummond de Andrade. Valencia-Chapel Hill: Albatros-Hispanofila, 1986.
  • Various poems in anthologies; translations; spoken word/poetry recordings.

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