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Eldorado vs. Tristes Trópicos : ambiguidade do espaço exótico em Branquinho da Fonseca e Domingos Monteiro

Title in English Eldorado vs. Tristes Tropiques : ambiguity of the exotic space in Branquinho da Fonseca and Domingos Monteiro


Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Études romanes de Brno
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Faculty of Arts

Web Digitální knihovna FF MU
Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords exoticism; short story; novella; space; Eldorado
Description Based on the theory of Jean-Marc Moura (1998), this article analyses the category of exoticism in two texts by Portuguese writers: "Os olhos de cada um" (Caminhos magnéticos, 1938) by Branquinho da Fonseca and "A doenca" (A vinha de maldicao e outras histórias quase verdadeiras, 1969) by Domingos Monteiro. Despite the apparent ambiguity of the exotic space in the two texts, there are some differences as to the signification of the exotic in the narratives. While the short story by Branquinho da Fonseca, composed as an oral story, can be considered a parable, in which the exotic material has merely a decorative role, in the novella by Domingos Monteiro, on the contrary, the space is extremely important for the evolution of the character, his sensibility and consciousness.
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