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Jorge de Sena and the dialectic refusal of Pessoas poetic pretense

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Daiane Walker Araujo
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Caio Márcio Poletti Lui Gagliardi; Joana Matos Frias; Leonardo Garcia Santos Gandolfi; Roberto Zular
Advisor: Caio Márcio Poletti Lui Gagliardi

This study proposes to revisit Jorge de Senas intelectual and poetic relationship with Fernando Pessoa by taking into account the dialectical perspective in which Senas thought is grounded. We take as the main critical reference the studies compiled in Fernando Pessoa & Cª Heterónima (1982), in which the development of Senas theses on Pessoas poetic pretense can be associated with intertextual dialogues present in Senas poetry. In this context, we observe Senas creative assimilation and re-adaptation of the lesson left by the modernist poet into the propositions on what he called the poetics of testimony. This means an attenuation of the refusal of Pessoas poetic pretense, first expressed by the author in his important Preface (1960) to the first edition of Poesia-I, by seeking to reconcile the education that Sena attributes to Pessoas aesthetic concept of pretense with the resonance of this consciousness within his own poetry. (AU)