Os lugares na viagem a noite antuniana

Title in English The places on the voyage to the Antunian night


Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Études romanes de Brno
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Portuguese fiction ; narratology ; space ; lyrical novel
Description The aim of the article is to offer an analysis of the space in the novel Do not go so quickly into that dark night (Nao Entres Tao Depressa Nessa Noite Escura) by António Lobo Antunes. Considering the subtitle of the novel (a poem), we attempted to identify the factors that have a strong impact on the "poetic" caracter of the literary text (subjectivization, mythical and archetypical motives, poetic language), verifying the influence of these factors in creating some of the most suggestive images of space, namely the family house and the garden. The results of the analysis show that some affinities with the theory of lyrical novel by Jean Yves Tadié could be found: 1. As for the subjectivization, there is an important subject and space relation, dividing the space items into harmful and harmless ones (garden, house, respectively). 2. The mythical and archetypical motives include the paradise garden and the mystery house (with the impact on verticality, the "bachelardian house"). 3. The poetic language of space is based mainly on metafor, comparison, personification and synesthesia.
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