Sombra que sempre me assombras: contos de Branquinho da Fonseca e Tomaz de Figueiredo

Title in English Haunting shadows: short-stories by Branquinho da Fonseca and Tomaz de Figueiredo


Year of publication 2018
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The aim of the paper is to analyze the shadow motif which is one of the permanent archetypal images in the fiction of Branquinho da Fonseca (1905-1974) and Tomaz de Figueiredo (1902-1970). In the short-stories of these writers, it is treated not only as a description device, suggesting a specific, mysterious atmosphere, but also as an uncanny motif of the double or haunting. Beside a contextual approach, this paper focuses on two homonymous short-stories “A Sombra” (“A shadow”, 1945) by Branquinho da Fonseca and “A Sombra” (“A shadow”, 1934) by Tomaz de Figueiredo.

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