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The mystic path and the figuration of the muse in Emilio Moura

Grant number: 13/03739-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2013
Effective date (End): April 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature
Principal Investigator:Antônio Donizeti Pires
Grantee:Aline Maria Jeronymo
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil


The moment we started sutdying Emílio Guimarães Moura (1901-1971), we stumbled up with his intention in creating a different way that will ride the substances of lyric and the existential languages and, thus, we will analyse and verify this mystical way in Moura and the figure of the Muse in his poetry after his Works Canto da hora amarga (1936) and Cancioneiro (1945). The miner's poetic work finds in the Second Modernist Generation universalism a way to the transcendence that emits from his symbolist poetry and brings to us the negativism and the pessimism that consist or in a poetic excessive and full of questions about a instrospective world, or in its classic restart of the mysteries of human existence and poetry. With its ontological questions the poet creates the myth of his own poetry, which is transformated in his Muse and can be found only in a locus amoenus. Besides this "neoclassic" restart, there's also a modern spirit objectifying the self poetic lost among several different voices, which results in a "multiple" poetry. So we will reevaluate the inclusion of Emílo Moura's poetic in the context of the Brazilian modern or modernist literature through a bibliographic review and analysis of the author's poems noticing the significance of the poet's questions about metalinguistic constructions and representation of the multifaceted "me" in 20th Century's poetry.