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Fragmentation and multiplicity in 'Los Detectives Salvajes', a novel by Roberto Bolaño

Grant number: 11/04943-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): May 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Modern Foreign Literatures
Principal Investigator:Pablo Fernando Gasparini
Grantee:Clarisse Lyra Simões
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The aim of this work is to make a critical study about the novel Los Detectives Salvajes, published in 1998 by the Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño (1953-2003). The focus of this research is fragmentation and multiplicity, narrative techniques that the author uses in a correlative way. This study aims to elucidate the interdependence of these categories and techniques and to compare their use in the novel with the fragment, hybrid genre between philosophy and poetry, theorized by Friedrich Schlegel. The research should also involve reflections about the symbolic elements and the mystery inserted in the plot and their relationship with an "empty transcendence", a concept used by Hugo Friedrich to describe the symbolic elements in the poetic work of Baudelaire and Rimbaud, where the "unknown" creates a tension with no determinate meaning. (AU)

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SIMÕES, Clarisse Lyra. Voice, meaning and experience in Los detectives salvajes, by Roberto Bolaño. 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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