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Rätten att skrika: den omöjliga representationen i Clarice Lispectors Stjärnans ögonblick
Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay aims to show how Clarice Lispector uses a double narrative to wright beyond the rules of representation that are given for all literature. All writing is determined by the social hierarchies that exist in a society, and thus the essay shows how Lispector uses a specific literary strategy in order to give voice to a character that would otherwise be invisible. Using the philosophy of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze as a means of contextualization, the essay further discusses the social and political impact of Lispectors novel.

Through a thematic close reading of the novel The Hour of the Star the essay aims to deepen the understanding of the unique characterization in the novel and its implications. The first chapter is devoted to an analysis of the first person narrative in the novel and its development into a extra diegetic narrative. The second chapter aims to go further into the narrative with an analysis of the dichotomy between body and thought and its interplay with the two main characters in the novel. Sequently, the essay explores one of the main topics, the representation of silence in the novel, as a further and more abstract developement of the representation of the protagonist in the novel. The last chapter explores the social and political implications of the literary strategies at work in The Hour of the Star.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 31 p.
Keyword [sv]
Clarice Lispector, Stjärnans ögonblick, Foucault, Deleuze, representation
National Category
General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-6471OAI: diva2:400611
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-02-28 Created: 2011-02-27 Last updated: 2011-02-28Bibliographically approved

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