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The Resource On emerging from hyper-nation : Saramago's "historical" trilogy, Ronald W. Sousa

On emerging from hyper-nation : Saramago's "historical" trilogy, Ronald W. Sousa

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On emerging from hyper-nation : Saramago's "historical" trilogy
Title
On emerging from hyper-nation
Title remainder
Saramago's "historical" trilogy
Statement of responsibility
Ronald W. Sousa
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On Emerging from Hyper-Nation represents Ronald W. Sousa's attempt to answer the question, 'Why do I smile on reading one of Saramago's "historical" novels?' Why that reaction of emotional release? To answer the 'smile question' the book engages in a critical mode that could be described as 'discourse analysis.' It combines several critical strains and relies on basic concepts from Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, Adlerian psychology, and contemporary cognitive psychology for their discourse-analytical value rather than as entree into psychoanalytical reading per se. The introductory chapter presents some of the concepts that underlie that compound analytical modality and sets out an overview of twentieth-century Portuguese social and economic history. Then, with an eye to answering the 'smile question,' the book reads Nobel Laureate José Saramago's three novels, Baltasar and Blimunda (1982), The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (1984), and The History of the Siege of Lisbon (1989). Or, better, it seeks to read Sousa's own reading of the three works, since focus falls on how each novel seeks to construct both its own reading and also Sousa as its reader. The discussion brings to light a number of textual phenomena that bear upon the 'smile question.' Among them are that the novels invoke, often subtly, the fascist hermeneutical heritage remaining from before the revolution of 1974 as a constituent part of their communication with the reader; that they summon up historical trauma; that they function as Freudian-style 'tendentious jokes'; and that, through these various invocations, they seek to constitute a postrevolutionary Portuguese subject"--
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1943-
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Sousa, Ronald W.
Dewey number
869.3/42
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ9281.A66
LC item number
Z8666 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
PSRL
Series volume
volume 62
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  • Saramago, José
  • Historical fiction, Portuguese
  • Literature and history
  • Discourse analysis
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On emerging from hyper-nation : Saramago's "historical" trilogy, Ronald W. Sousa
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Copyright
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31223131134794
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-191) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 196 pages
Isbn
9781557536976
Lccn
2014033969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)869772919
Label
On emerging from hyper-nation : Saramago's "historical" trilogy, Ronald W. Sousa
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223131134794
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 196 pages
Isbn
9781557536976
Lccn
2014033969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)869772919

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