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Nadja, by André Breton: between writing and visible

Grant number: 16/24336-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2017
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Modern Foreign Literatures
Principal Investigator:Norma Domingos
Grantee:Camila Natália Pires da Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


This research has as main objective to understand the role of the photographic illustrations present in the work Nadja, by André Breton (1998, 2007), that is, to analyze how they complement the narrative according to the principles of Surrealism. The purpose of this analysis is, above all, to observe the importance of the plastic arts in the narrative, based on the Manifests of Surrealism by Breton (1985), in works referring to the course of this artistic movement, as well as in theorists who approach this question. This work also aims to undertake a more detailed study of the 48 photographs that are part of the work Nadja. Initially, we note that these are photographic reproductions classifiable among the following categories: portraits, places where the action takes place, objects, works of art, documents, drawings and a poster. Finally, we aim to make reflections between the writing process and the presence of these images. Moreover, in 2016, fifty years after the death of André Breton, precursor of Surrealism, this research becomes opportune to remind his revolutionary proposal. (AU)

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