Entre fronteiras: gótico, realismo mágico e slipstream. o zumbi que se alimenta dos gêneros

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


In 1989 the north-american Bruce Sterling revealed in an interview that he found a new category of a literary genre which combines others genres then forming what he called Slipstream. This mode doesn’t follow a unique standard including even Science-fiction, Gothic and Magic Realism in one work. Since then, twenty years later after his revelation about Slipstream the mode hasn’t become a literary genre yet and littles has been discussed about the present subject. However, there are several questions and suppositions about what it could really be Slipstream and its characteristics to achieve the literary genre title. Although there are few affirmations around the topic, this present work aims to outline the contact point between slipstream and Magic Realism. Genre which shares much in characteristics with the present mode and also to define if Slipstream isn’t another name to Magic Realism. For such proposition, we have taken the literary character undead or nowadays called zombie for analysis. Therefore, we believe that the presence of this literary figure corroborate to the manifestation of the components elements and events of the genres here presented. As subject of analysis, we have taken the works “A case of the stubborns” (1984) by Robert Bloch, “Sea Oak” (1997) by George Saunders and “Incidente em Antares” (1970) by Érico Veríssimo. As theoretical support, Fred Botting (1996), H. P. Lovecraft (2007), Nöel Carroll (1999), about the horror in literature and to connect with the Magic Realism and the Magical Reality, Alejo Carpentier (1987), Irlemar Chiampi and William Spindler (1993)



Slipstream, Realismo mágico, Zumbi, Literatura, Slipstream, Magic realism, zombie, Literature


PIMENTA, R. D. Entre fronteiras: gótico, realismo mágico e slipstream. o zumbi que se alimenta dos gêneros. 2017. 101 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Estudos da Linguagem) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Catalão, 2017.