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Gracilianos Ramos - o escritor e sua formação : representações da escola, da escrita e da leitura

Abstract : This research elaborates on the thesis that Graciliano Ramos’s development as a writer has an intersection with his creative literary work. This is based on the idea that his writing is a way to unfold his own story as well as the author’s “self”. From the thematic perspective, we have adopted the read-write process and the school representations present in his work. We chose Childhood (Infância) as a study axis. It’s an autobiography classified as Bildungsroman or Development Romance of the artist based on the fact that there is strong evidence that the existential conflicts of the character indicate it’s the author’s biography, aimed at the protagonist. And, moving backwards, we find that the act of writing changes the author that lives a process of reframing himself as he experiences his past again, which is in his memory, registered in writing.As we establish a dialogue with the fiction that preceded Childhood (Infância), we realize that the read-write binomial during the literacy process through the development as a writer seems to have had a liberation function. Alongside, the school permeates the whole of his work as a heavily criticized institution because of its structure and methods. On the other hand, this brings a contradiction because the merciless criticism and even denial in his writings coexisted with actions in defense of the school in his biography. As we also compare facts of life, articles published in journals and the author’s letters, we investigate this often slip between fiction and reality in order to gather evidence to confirm the existence of an "autobiographical axis" and the inseparable read-write binomial and school within, that permeate Graciliano’s work outlining the writer’s development in his literary creation.
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Diana Schuler. Gracilianos Ramos - o escritor e sua formação : representações da escola, da escrita e da leitura. Literature. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2017. Portuguese. ⟨NNT : 2017USPCA002⟩. ⟨tel-01719193⟩



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