Mudança: a dimensão política da obra de Vergílio Ferreira como estratégia contra o trauma
MUDANÇA: THE POLITICAL DIMENSION IN VERGÍLIO FERREIRA’S WORKS AS A STRATEGY AGAINST TRAUMA
This article aims to explore the importance and significance of the political dimension of the work of Vergílio Ferreira, in particular, his novel Mudança (1991) and his short‑story O Jogo de Deus. The political dimension of the author’s work is a complex theme, not only because of its complex articulation of a political position that rejects teleological ideologies, but also because of the attitude of the main aesthetical discourse of the time, Neo‑Realism, which seemed to reject and ignore Ferreira’s work. However, its importance cannot be overlooked, especially taking into consideration its existentialist vision of liberty and how it can be configured as an answer for the trauma of Salazar’s dictatorship, both on an individual and collective level.
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