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Eu mesma matei meu filho: poéticas do trágico em Eurípides, Goethe e García Lorca

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892612218 Year: Pages: 246 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1222-5 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Poetical representations of maternal filicide constitute the conceptual axis for the present study. I examine three playwrights which, even though separated in time, share the common interest for such a tragic matter. From this point of view, Euripides’ Medea (431 BC), Goethe’s Gretchentragödie (1790) and García Lorca’s Yerma (1934) stand out as plays in which the tragic meaning rests in the irony of having a child being murdered by the very same person who gave him life. Filicide, in these cases, works mostly as a meaningful metaphor for both the female body and women’s nature as tragic households of primordial conflicts: the sacred vs. reason, aesthetics vs. politics, literature vs. philosophy, intuition vs. concept. As such, this book offers a comparative reading of the aforementioned authors as well as the intellectual debate brought out by their tragedies, namely the discussions about the value of poetry and catharsis (Plato and Aristotle), the themes of sublime and will (Kant, Schiller, Schopenhauer), and the contemporary reassessments of the tragic proposed by Nietzsche and Unamuno

Desplazamientos de la tradición clásica en las culturas hispánicas

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892615493 Year: Pages: 252 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1550-9 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: History
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This book presents 12 papers about the influences of the classical tradition (Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian mythologies, Greek and Renaissance philosophy, classical theatre, etc.) in Spanish modern and contemporary cultural production, with special focus on literature, popular culture and cinema. Within the wide range of proposed studies, the monograph is divided into three thematic sections. The first unit investigates the subjective poetics in authors who are focused on the theme of exile and on the The Odyssey’s imaginary. After that, the book focuses on the presence of female mythological matrices in the recent Hispanic literature. The last section is devoted to theoretical studies on relations between mythologisation and fictionality in the cultural artifacts of the Hispanic world.

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