Uma viagem paisagística pelas zonas geográficas na obra Morte e Vida Severina de João Cabral de Melo Neto

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This paper describes, under geographic perspective, aspects of landscape perception in poem Morte e Vida Severina, written by João Cabral de Melo Neto in 1956. A legend shows the route of the Northeast Wilderness man from Sertão, to Zona da Mata regions, in which the protagonist tries to get survival and to work in wet lands. In this trip he faces physical landscape which characterizes the location and the subjective landscape. This one is configurated through experience of his life. The reflections presented in this paper focus on Cultural Geography perspective. This bibliographic review. It has theoretical authors as: Monbeig (1940), Segismundo (1949), Ferreira (1990); Marandola (2007), Sousa (2008), Almeida (2010) and Marandola and Gratão Jr (2010). These studies show interest in studying literary works by analyzing them from a geographical view. This junction appears as a first idea of recoverying the categories of Geography that are described in literary sources, which show as human life is seen everywhere: places which are around us or the farthest from us, and, still places which we can imagine. In any situation, the feeling of comprehending the world makes writer create and bring to the reader s perception about the reality. This imagination creates human experiences with nature and gives to the geographer the construction of mental images that influence the intrinsic relationship between man and environment. So as a result, this paper demonstrates the way in which the cabralina poetic let Geography Science and Literature art talk.



Paisagem, Literatura, Geografia, Morte, Severina, Espaço, Landscape, Literature, Geography, Death, Severina, Space, Paisagem; Literatura; Geografia; Morte Severina-João Cabral; Espaço


PINHEIRO NETO, José Elias. A trip for landscape to geographical regions in poem Morte e Vida Severina by João Cabral de Melo Neto. 2011. 169 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Ciências Humanas) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2011.