Discurso Metafórico, Imaginário e Alteridade em Primeiras estórias de João Guimarães Rosa

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As we know orality and the imaginary of the silence have a major place in
Guimarães Rosa master pieces, in his short tales particularly. We will place our study in a pragmatic perspective with the questioning of two short tales from Primeiras Estórias and the role of orality as a specific dimension of the narrative. Our approach, therefore, is an analysis under an interlocutive table about the place of orality and silence in the construction of the narrative universe and the eventual relations between a mythical memory and the political imaginary, based in the markers of metaphorical process.
It is a questioning that demands a wide theoretical field both literary and extra literary in which linguistics analysis will be a possible answer.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationLa Théorie Générale de l’Imaginaire 50 ans après: Concepts, notions, métaphores
EditorsAna Barros
Place of PublicationPorto Alegre
ISBN (Print)9788569699002
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • pragmatic; imaginary; metaphor; discourse

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