Intertextual encounters between Jorge de Sena and Manuel Bandeira

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The aim of this paper is to analyse the echoes of the modernist Brazilian poet Manuel Bandeira in the poetry of the Portuguese writer Jorge de Sena. Following the theoretical approaches of Julia Kristeva, Harold Bloom, and Antoine Compagnon, we will analyse the mechanisms of intertextuality present in some of Sena's poems dedicated to Manuel Bandeira, such as "Poema desentranhado de um poema de Manuel Bandeira, " "Nos Setenta anos do poeta Manuel Bandeira, " and "Morte de Manuel Bandeira. " We will discuss the concept of influence and the affinities between the two writers-who met in person and became friends-as manifested in references, quotations, and the use of similar subjects. Finally, we will try to see how the intertextual dialogue with Bandeira could be one way to define Sena's original poetry and how, by describing his "master, " Manuel Bandeira, Sena is able to draw his own portrait as a poet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDialogues between Media
EditorsPaul Ferstl
Place of PublicationBerlin, Boston
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783110642056
ISBN (Print)9783110641530
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2021


  • Affinities
  • Intertextuality
  • Jorge de Sena
  • Manuel Bandeira
  • Modernism


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