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The Japan in the Wenceslau de Moraes literature

Grant number: 10/12984-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): September 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Comparative Literature
Principal Investigator:Helder Garmes
Grantee:Erika Horigoshi
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The present project of research has as objective to contribute for the study of some of the books of Portuguese author Wenceslau de Moraes (1854-1929) with respect to a common aspect in his literary production: Japan. To intently examine imaginary on Japan in the literary production of the author in question means to inquire how he materialize literarily in his books, by means of descriptions, formal figures of language and other resources, apart from judgments of value concerning the Japanese culture. This study aims at to discuss the relation East-West in Portuguese literature of the passage of century XIX for century XX and to evidence the peculiarities of this Western writer in the treatment with the call Eastern culture.

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HORIGOSHI, Erika. To understand Japan: aspects of Japanese culture in texts of Wenceslau de Moraes. 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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