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Reception of Homer's Iliad in João Guimarães Rosa Fatalidade: the problem of the duels

Grant number: 13/08564-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2013
Effective date (End): November 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Classical Literatures
Principal Investigator:Christian Werner
Grantee:Eduardo Pereira da Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The project will address the short story "Fatalidade", which is in the book João Guimarães Rosa's Primeiras estórias, and the singing XXII of Homer's Iliad, through the analytical bias of reception studies. We intend to discuss how the research of the receipt of a classic text by a modern author enables the interpreter to a different critical reading of the two texts. The central theme is connected to the representation of dueling scenes in both texts such as the participation of a third element, in the case of the Iliad, a god, in the "Fatalidade", the police chief who has the authority. (AU)

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