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For a geography of lyric: Spatial representations in the poetry of Carlos Drummond de Andrade (Sentimento do Mundo, A rosa do povo e Menino Antigo)

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Felipe Cabañas da Silva
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:
Rodrigo Ramos Hospodar Felippe Valverde; Alessandro Dozena; Manoel Fernandes de Sousa Neto
Advisor: Rodrigo Ramos Hospodar Felippe Valverde

This essay studies the relations between geography and literature increasingly important as a theme and his most important purpose is to investigate the lyrical work of Carlos Drummond de Andrade, one of the most important poets of the contemporary Brazilian literature. The selection of Drummond among many other important poets Mario de Andrade, João Cabral de Melo Neto, Manuel Bandeira, Ferreira Gullar and others occurred essentially by the recognition, among his most important critics, of the intense public and social character of his poetry, permeated by a desire of participation and an accurate sensibility towards the world. In addition, the strong association between the poet and his native environment, the state of Minas Gerais and the city of Itabira do Mato Dentro, as well as the strong connection he established with the city of Rio de Janeiro, has been important inspirations for the choice. Due to the extension of his lyrical work, only three books have been selected for the achievement of our aims, Sentimento do Mundo, A rosa do povo (books that represent the most social period of his poetry) and Boitempo II Menino Antigo (a book that represent a regress to Minas Gerais and Itabira). In the initial analysis of the works, we used statistical procedures, applied to the totality of poems, but the essential interpretation has been established by a critical reading of a minor number of poems. However, the subject proposed engenders some controversial questions, and it is important to discuss these questions in order to contribute with the debates. Thus, we are aware that poetry is a minority genre in the researches that relate geography and literature. For several reasons, that we attempt to discuss in the course of this dissertation, geography tends to be more interested in studying novels. This fact led us to establish a history of the approach between the geographical science and the literary art, in order to discuss the causes of this predilection, which have, undeniably, theoretical and methodological basis. It\'s also this fact that lead us to claim Towards a geography of lyric and to dedicate part of this work to a discussion about the definition of the concept of lyric, as well as to the defense of the pertinence of this subject for the geography. The matter of this research and the poetry selected for this work engendered this part of the work, proving how rich can be the approach between lyric and geography. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/02832-3 - For a geography of lyric: Sociospatial representations in the poetry of Carlos Drummond de Andrade (Sentimento do mundo, A rosa do povo e Boitempo II)
Grantee:Felipe Cabanas da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master