Maddening the text of the law: the violence of autobiographical features in Brazilian Contemporary Literature

Milena Magalhães

The sprinkling of autobiographical traces in the Brazilian contemporary literature production, despite recent publications, still reveals a set of questions that refer, in many cases, to the generic and homogeneous treatment dispensed to the issue. We enquire in which ways Jacques Derrida's thought, to whom the "autobiographical temptation" has always been a way to inoculate the "idiom" of philosophy, can contribute to answer to what happens and lives in the present time.

Brazilian contemporary literature; autobiography; Jacques Derrida

Programa de Pos-Graduação em Letras Neolatinas, Faculdade de Letras -UFRJ Av. Horácio Macedo, 2151, Cidade Universitária, CEP 21941-97 - Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil , - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil