O fantástico nos contos de Murilo Rubião e de Julio Cortázar: entre o mito literário e a polimetáfora

by Boranelli, Valdemir

Abstract (Summary)
In the 19th century the fantastic literature has opened itself to its owninvention and from that fact emerged arbitrariness and inconsequence. Fromthis point on the purpose of the study is the relation between two aspects ? thereal and the fantastic - building up the narrative action in the short stories byMurilo Rubião and their literary value.The objective of the study will be the analysis of some short stories byMurilo Rubião: ?A fila? (1974); ?A noiva da casa azul? (1947); ?Bárbara? (1947);?O lodo? (1974); ?Teleco, o coelhinho? (1965). The analysis of these shortstories focus the main research subject: to recognize how verisimilitude worksin fiction and the way metaphor and hyperbole are applied as multimetaphors,taken as a poetic work, in the light of the short stories by Julio Cortázar.We have searched some of the short stories by the Argentinian writerJulio Cortázar: ?Carta a una señorita en Paris? (1951); ?Cartas de Mamá?(1970); ?En nombre de Boby? (1977); ?La autopista del sur? (1966); ?Las manosque crecen? (1945).Since Cortázar introduced the fantastic genre in the short story, to verifylikelihood and dissimilarity among the narrative proceedings, trying to determinetheir viability and the results from theoretical presuppositions and to identifytheir validity applied to the theoretical reading of the fantastic genre.In face of these objectives we consider the challenging transparency ofthe fantastic like an imaginary fiction that cannot be translated except byambiguity and for the eye?s inquisitive and renewed time transposition to reality.These concernings are about the function performed by the multimetaphor froman analogical matrix elaborated between both the entities, and this factmaterializes the myth being transferred to reality ? the myth as a multimetaphor.The corpus is analysed and described according to three of the structuralfeatures proposed by Todorov (2004): the verbal, the syntatical and thesemantical matter through which a study has been done on the tropes metaphorand hyperbole those articulate as key-figures both in Murilo Rubião and JulioCortázar?s short stories.The last consideration refers to the analysis and acknowledgement ofconceptions of these elements that structure the modern fantastic narrative byMurilo Rubião, producing as a result the realism of the multimetaphor as aphenomenon of language, concerning to the conception of Erdal Jordanpresented in La narrativa fantástica (1998)
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Maria José Pereira Gordo Palo

School:Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Polimetáfora Fantastic Multimetaphor


Date of Publication:04/23/2008

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