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Voices without mouth in the scenographer Machado de Assis manuscript: Esau and Jacob

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Luciana Antonini Schoeps
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Veronica Galindez; Valdir do Nascimento Flores; Hélio de Seixas Guimarães; João Cezar de Castro Rocha; Roberto Zular
Advisor: Veronica Galindez

This thesis is devoted to the enunciative study of the deletions present in the manuscript of Esau and Jacob, preserved in the Brazilian Academy of Letters, whereby I intend to question the mechanisms of meaning construction and the mechanisms of irony in the work of Machado de Assis. For this purpose, an analysis is based on the binomial denominated, here, the manuscript of fiction and the fiction of the manuscript. In the first part, I present a description from a genetic criticism perspective of the referred novels manuscript and other manuscripts from the same author containing signs of a certain working of writing. I proceed to the enunciative analyses of the deletions done in the manuscript, observing how a problematic construction of the narrative voice and a discursive arrangement of the voices occur, basing myself mainly on Émile Benveniste and Jacqueline AuthierRevuzs theories. In the second part, following chiefly Abel Barros Baptista and JoséLuis Diaz analyses, I dedicated myself to the study of the fictional author, aiming to examine to what extent this fiction resource delineates a complex authorial image and defines an enunciative posture that makes infeasible the authors perception as the guaranty of the meaning of the novel and, consequently, the irony. This unbalances the signification widely, but reestablishes the matter of the body and the voice of literature and also enables a possible path towards new distributions of the sensible as Jacques Rancière suggests. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/24470-3 - “The Irony's voice ánd “The voice's irony: “The problem of enunciation ín Machado de Assis
Grantee:Luciana Antonini Schoeps
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate