A vida como ela é...: images of marriage and love in Nelson Rodrigues’s stories

This paper discusses gender relations in the fifties, through a dialogue between the notes of studies of history and gender representations in Nelson Rodrigues’s five stories, published in the column A vida como ela é... [Life as it is…] (1951-1961). It intended to relate man’s and woman’s images, as well as that of marriage and of love present in the discourses in society and in the social imaginary and images produced by fiction, aiming at understanding their character and their role in the conflicts that involved love relationships.

Gender Relationships; Social Models; Fiction Speech


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