Title

Las poderosas palabras de Lispector manifestadas por la oscuridad, la luz y palabras en la obra de Susana Amaral, La hora de la estrella

Subject Area

Literary Criticism

Abstract

I wish to present on La hora de la estrella, a novel written by Brazilian author Clarice Lispector and its equivalent or counter part as presented in a film directed by Suzana Amaral. The paper will be written in Spanish and will treat the subject of how the powerful words used in Lispector's novel are manifested by darkness, light and the words in the film. I will discuss the similarity between the Hebrew bible's creator as well as how the narrator in the novel and how "the voice" in the film assume the role as creator. Due to the fact that the two works are distinct genres of expression, I will focus on certain images in the film to draw some ties to the imagery found in Lispector's novel and the bible.

I will briefly discuss the author's background to show possible relevance as to how a biblical perspective or influence could help to interpret both the novel and film. I will seek to highlight the importance of some Biblical text as well as shed some historical light on Jewish background to further explain how it has bearing on the character's disposition and seemingly pointless existence. That being said, tangentially, a non-biblical or existential view will be highlighted as well.

Brief Bio Note

Mr. Garry Merritt is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of North Georgia. He earned his Associates degree in Foreign Languages at Gainesville College, his Bachelor's degree in French at North Georgia College, and his Master's degree in Spanish/ Linguistics at Georgia State University. He loves to teach and help his students.

Keywords

Existentialism, Genesis, Darkness, Word, Origin, Death, Life, Protagonist, Purpose, Star

Location

Room 218

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-27-2015 4:30 PM

End Date

3-27-2015 5:45 PM

Embargo

5-23-2017

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Las poderosas palabras de Lispector manifestadas por la oscuridad, la luz y palabras en la obra de Susana Amaral, La hora de la estrella

Room 218

I wish to present on La hora de la estrella, a novel written by Brazilian author Clarice Lispector and its equivalent or counter part as presented in a film directed by Suzana Amaral. The paper will be written in Spanish and will treat the subject of how the powerful words used in Lispector's novel are manifested by darkness, light and the words in the film. I will discuss the similarity between the Hebrew bible's creator as well as how the narrator in the novel and how "the voice" in the film assume the role as creator. Due to the fact that the two works are distinct genres of expression, I will focus on certain images in the film to draw some ties to the imagery found in Lispector's novel and the bible.

I will briefly discuss the author's background to show possible relevance as to how a biblical perspective or influence could help to interpret both the novel and film. I will seek to highlight the importance of some Biblical text as well as shed some historical light on Jewish background to further explain how it has bearing on the character's disposition and seemingly pointless existence. That being said, tangentially, a non-biblical or existential view will be highlighted as well.