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Bakhtiniana: Revista de Estudos do Discurso

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Abstract

PONTES, Newton de Castro  and  MARTINS, Edson Soares. Other Quixotes - Notes on the Discourse in Cervantes and Borges. Bakhtiniana, Rev. Estud. Discurso [online]. 2020, vol.15, n.1, pp.107-126.  Epub Nov 28, 2019. ISSN 2176-4573.  https://doi.org/10.1590/2176-457339657.

This article discusses several of Bakhtin’s concepts regarding discourse in the novel genre (especially those found in his texts Epic and Novel and Discourse in the Novel) as a way to understand some discursive aspects of Miguel de Cervantes’ Dom Quixote. We then proceed to a comparison with the discourse in another literary work that partially reproduces Dom Quixote: the short story “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote,” by Jorge Luis Borges. Finally, we briefly discuss the problem of Dom Quixote’s almost absence in Bakhtin’s work about the novel genre, while presenting the hypothesis by Walter Reed that, as in Borges’ short story, Bakhtin’s theory itself also partially reproduces the Quixote’s particular way of thinking.

Keywords : Heteroglossia; Dialogism; Miguel de Cervantes; Jorge Luis Borges.

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