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Alea : Estudos Neolatinos

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STUDART, Júlia Vasconcelos. The Neighborhood, a project of expanded critique. Alea [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.1, pp. 134-144. ISSN 1517-106X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-106X2012000100010.

This text seeks to investigate Gonçalo M. Tavares' fiction, more specifically the series called 'O bairro' (The Neighborhood), composed of 39 books, ten of which have been published so far. The project proposes a disseminated, or expanded, critical reading of some fundamental modern writers. They are fully regarded as names inscribed in history, placed in the same contiguous space of a sphere - The Neighborhood. Tavares' writing stands out as an exercise of repetition and use of the fragment as a critical device for developing thought by means of a prose situated between fabulation and essay, poem and philosophy.

Keywords : Criticism; modernity; fragment; essay.

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