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"... ora, isso faz muita diferen?a...": tratamento da alteridade em La beauté sur la terre, de Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz

DOI: 10.1590/S1517-106X2004000200007

Keywords: ramuz, poetics, portrait, ocularization, focalization, genre the fantastic, otherness.

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Abstract:

c.-f. ramuz's la beauté sur la terre (1927) is a novel of otherness because of its main character, juliette, a young cuban orphan who suddenly finds herself in a village on the shores of the léman lake. cultural otherness, but above all, as the novel little by little seems to express, otherness of nature: juliette appears to many characters (and perhaps to the reader) as the embodiment of beauty - a new aphrodite. this paper sets itself the task of studying the textual devices by means of which such a "divine" aura is conferred on juliette. in the first place, the system of portraits in the novel is discussed, together with the traits belonging to the main character's description; the former are then related to the text's particular narrative structure, being perceived as its effects; finally, this narrative structure is itself considered in its generic scope as one of the constitutive dimensions of a poetics of the fantastic, as c.-f. ramuz was able to devise.

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