STUDIES IN THE LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT OF JOÃO GUIMARÃES ROSA: The Foremost Brazilian Writer of the Twentieth Century

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This collection of centenary conference essays examines and analyzes the literature of João Guimarães Rosa and his impact on literature.


“Leave an explicit acknowledgement of the opportunity and importance of these “paths and spaces of Guimarães Rosa” that have been made available.” – Prof. Alfredo Bosi Academia Brasileira de Letras

“A high-quality critical resource that will become an indispensable reference-work.” – Prof. Rita Olivieri-Godet Université Européenne de Bretagne

Emphatically recommend the publication of this work in English.” – Prof. Adilson Odair Citelli Universidade de São Paulo

Table of Contents

The multiple dimensions of Guimarães Rosa
Alfredo Bosi

Ligia Chiappini, David Treece, Marcel Vejmelka

Part I: Legacy, Reception, Translation

Reading Guimarães Rosa Today: An Inventory
Walnice Nogueira Galvão

Challenges for the Translator in the Case of Rosa
Translating Guimarães Rosa into English
David Treece

The Un/translatability of Cultures: The Case of João Guimarães Rosa
Horst Nitschack
Moimeichego, or Fraquilim Meimeio? (The Role of the Translator of That Which We Call Rosa)
Vlasta Dufková

Traductor in fabula. Linguistic Cooperation in the Italian Translation of Guimarães Rosa
Roberto Mulinacci
Reception, Perspectives and Mediations
Sertão, Savanna and Musseques. Space and Language in João Guimarães Rosa in Dialogue with African Realities
Marcel Vejmelka
The Reception of João Guimarães Rosa in France
Jacqueline Penjon
Routes of Death and Life: Rosa’s Works in Seminars in Minas Gerais
Lélia Parreira Duarte
João Guimarães Rosa in Spain. The Revista de Cultura Brasileña
Pilar Gómez Bedate
Part II: Rosa’s Short Stories
Drunken Memory: Trauma and Representation in Primeiras estórias
Ettore Finazzi-Agrò
The Right to Interiority in João Guimarães Rosa
Ligia Chiappini
Becoming a Jaguar as an Act of Resistance: “Meu tio o Iauaretê” and the Tupi-Guarani
Lúcia Sá
Casa Grande Sertão: Exception and Literature in Guimarães Rosa (In the Light of a Novel by Cornélio Penna)
Roberto Vecchi
Female Voices in Guimarães Rosa’s Work
Cleusa Rios P. Passos
Voices from the Centre and from the Periphery Sandra Guardini T. Vasconcelos
Part III: Rosa as Novelist
João Guimarães Rosa’s East-Western sertão
Francis Utéza
The veredas of Time. Dialectics of Time Images in Grande Sertão: Veredas by João Guimarães Rosa
Vincenzo Arsillo
From Machado’s Irony to Rosa’s Intimate Intensity
Kathrine Holzermayr Rosenfield
Diadorim: The Offering of Love
Flávio Aguiar
“I Could Stop Here”: Figures of Rereading in Grande Sertão: Veredas
Clara Rowland
Voices of Violence in the Backlands: A Dramatic Reading of an Episode of Grande Sertão: Veredas
Willi Bolle
The Backlands of the Liberal Republic (1889-1930): State of Violence and State Violence
Luiz Roncari
The Child’s World-view in the sertão of Minas Gerais
Ute Hermanns
Miguilim at the Movies: From the Novella “Campo Geral” to the Film Mutum
Ana Luiza Martins Costa
Part IV: Memory
João Guimarães Rosa, My Father
Vilma Guimarães Rosa

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