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INSCRIPTION OF AUTHOR´S NAME IN TUTAMÉIA´S FICTION ORDER

Grant number: 13/21713-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2014
Effective date (End): January 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Literature Theory
Principal researcher:João Adolfo Hansen
Grantee:Maryllu de Oliveira Caixeta
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This work aims to deepen our doctoral research about the prefaces of Tutaméia: terceiras estórias. Now, we lay emphasis on the authorship issue to investigate the inscription of the author's name in the book's fictional order - especially with regard to the stories which interrupt the indices' alphabetical order with the initials of the author: "João Porém, o criador de perus", "Grande Gedeão" and "Reminisção". Despite the increasing amount of works about João Guimarães Rosa's book, none have specifically analyzed the authorship theme in the stories which inscribe the author's initials at the indices. Neither have they investigated characters masked with the letters of the author's name or nickname, as well as the three texts after the gap left by the letter G in the indices. As theoretical basis, we have used works about the concept of author, like texts from Bakhtin (1997), Barthes (1984), Foucault (1992) and Weimann (1984). More specifically, according to the paper "Grande sertão: veredas e o ponto de vista avaliativo do autor", from João Adolfo Hansen (2007), the point of view of the author, in Rosa's literature, can be observed in the selection and stylization of symbolic matters by fiction storyteller as a style that functions simultaneously as representation of stories and device of it's aesthetic-political evaluation producing indeterminacy. In Tutaméia: terceiras estórias, the author's name is anagrammatically written into the stories' indices (which carry his initials), into the alter ego Roasao and projected over characters with the author's name and nickname, as Dr. João and Zito.