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House of sea, solitude and silence: the subjectivity of space in Orlanda Amarilis and Sophia de Mello Breyner Abdresen short stories

Grant number: 11/08899-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Comparative Literature
Principal researcher:Rubens Pereira dos Santos
Grantee:Fabiana Miraz de Freitas Grecco
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil

Abstract

We propose in this study to compare the literary space between the tales books of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, namely: Contos Exemplares (1962) and Histórias da Terra e do Mar (1984) and Orlanda Amarilis, namely: Cais do Sodré té Salamansa (1974), Ilhéu dos Pássaros (1983) and A casa dos mastros (1989). We also propose to complement the analysis of the stories of the authors research and collection of his other narratives found scattered and unpublished. To do so would require the search of tales of Orlanda Amarilis scattered in journals Cape Verdean and Portuguese, as well as research in the estate of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, donated this year to the National Library of Portugal, for the acquisition of his short stories unpublished. The similarity between the works of two authors, in terms of literary text, the approach is the space of the house and the sea and its subjectivity. Regarding the historical-literary factors, there is both the presence of the same era, known as neorealism, which allows us to check how this trend is set at his works and in the comparison of literature composed in countries speaking the same language and the issue of female authorship. The comparison between the two writers of short stories, Portuguese and Cape Verdean, aims to contribute to the development of comparative literary studies in English and African literature of the same language, linking and promoting the differences and similarities between them.

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