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09:57 Jul 4, 2003
Portuguese to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary / cultural studies
Portuguese term or phrase:aquém
Moral da história: não nos devemos seduzir pela cantilena romântica a respeito de uma tradição popular pura e imutável, coerente e autônoma, paralisada repticiamente na “tranqüilidade de uma aquém da história”
What is the idea of 'aquém' here? It seems to me to be something like 'a backwater' (place or condition remote from the centre of activity or thought). Is that a possible meaning of 'aquém'?