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Master's Dissertation
DOI
10.11606/D.8.2015.tde-22122015-100012
Document
Author
Full name
André Sanchez Astorino
E-mail
Institute/School/College
Knowledge Area
Date of Defense
Published
São Paulo, 2015
Supervisor
Committee
Vasconcelos, Sandra Guardini Teixeira (President)
Brito, Fernando Bezerra de
Sá, Daniel Serravalle de
Title in Portuguese
O gótico e o orientalista: uma leitura de Vathek, de William Beckford
Keywords in Portuguese
Orientalismo
Romance gótico
Século XVIII
Vathek
William Beckford
Abstract in Portuguese
Vathek, primeiro romance do escritor inglês William Beckford publicado em 1786, é considerado por muitos uma obra singular. Combinando certos elementos dos chamados romances góticos com uma ambientação oriental, a narrativa coloca diversos problemas a respeito de sua complexa natureza estilística. Muitos estudiosos já tentaram associar a obra a alguma dessas tradições de forma definitiva. Neste trabalho, realizaremos uma nova leitura do romance para, então, confrontarmos nossos achados com a fortuna crítica. O intuito desse procedimento é o de verificar se, diante das questões suscitadas pela própria obra, termos como gótico ou orientalista podem descrever Vathek de maneira precisa.
Title in English
The gothic and the orientalist: a reading of William Beckfords Vathek
Keywords in English
Eighteenth Century
Gothic Novel
Orientalism
Vathek
William Beckford
Abstract in English
Vathek, English writer William Beckfords first novel published in 1786, is considered by many a singular work. By combining certain elements of the so-called gothic novels with an Oriental setting, it poses many problems deriving from its complex stylistic nature. Several critics have already tried to conclusively link the work to some of the aforementioned traditions. The aim of our work is to propose a new reading of the novel and compare our findings with previous critical assessments. The reason behind this procedure is to verify if terms like gothic or orientalist can still precisely describe Vathek when confronted with problems evoked by the work itself.
 
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Publishing Date
2015-12-22
 
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