Articles of the selected author in Verbum:

  • Un fruto inesperado de una labranza agotada. Lavoura arcaica de Raduan Nassar
    Author Mourão, Cleonice Paes Barreto
    Issue Vol. XIII/2012/1
    Category Critica
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.13.2012.1.11
    Pages pp. 148-157
    Keywords Lavoura arcaica, Raduan Nassar, language, textual analysis
    Abstract This essay examines Raduan Nassar’s novel Lavoura arcaica. In it, the scandal of the narrative is not incest or murder but what they reveal about the fragility of the word. The strength of the presence of these archaist taboos is linked to the inability to deal with language. Language, in fact, hides behind masks and calls for freedom, inflexibility before the speech that constituted the discourse of the Other. The difference remained cursed, hatched in the gesture of the Father who could not absorb it, reconcile it.