Os lugares na viagem à noite antuniana

Title: Os lugares na viagem à noite antuniana
Source document: Études romanes de Brno. 2009, vol. 30, iss. 1, pp. [265]-274
  • ISSN
    1803-7399 (print)
    2336-4416 (online)
Type: Article
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The present article focuses on the space in the novel Don't Go So Fast Into That Dark Night (Não Entres Tão 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" character of the literary text (subjectivization, mythical and archetypal motifs, 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 - space relation, dividing the space items into harmful and harmless ones (garden, house, respectively). 2. The mythical and archetypal motifs 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 metaphor, comparison, personification and synesthesia.
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