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Itineraries of decadence: the regionalism and the modernization process in the works of José Lins do Rego and Henrique Teixeira de Sousa

Grant number: 14/12385-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): September 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Comparative Literature
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Rubens Pereira dos Santos
Grantee:Bruna Carolina de Almeida Salles
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


In this work, we propose the comparative study of the novels: Fogo Morto (1968), by José Lins do Rego (1901-1957) and Ilhéu de Contenda (1978), by Henrique Teixeira de Sousa (1919-2006). Both are considered projection works from the literary career of these authors, that have in common the thematic approach of the decadence and its incidences in the social plan. The authors converge in demonstrating through national themes the subject's relation to the world, and within their respective contexts, they illustrate an important moment of their societies, from which start to be tracings indices of modernization in space and the relations of production. Whereas, therefore, the common approach of such universes of tradition in crisis, the comparison aims to focus on its different aspects, elements that are behind the construction of the characters in these works, checking also the way in which are incorporated in the narrative tessitura itself. The focus of the research will fall on the role played by modernization in the two wefts for, finally, recognize individual and general elements that are relevant to the resizing of Cape Verdean and Brazilian society through literature. (AU)

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SALLES, Bruna Carolina de Almeida. Itinerários da decadência : nação, regionalismo e o processo de modernização em Fogo morto e Ilhéu de contenda. 2019. 203 f. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (Campus de Assis)..

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