A memória na obra de Ruy Belo
: A Margem da Alegria

  • Ana Isabel Teixeira da Silva de Sousa Magalhães (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This dissertation was born from the observation that the Ruy Belo writer’s work is imminently dialogical, being crossed by multiple references which continuously require the memory in his poetry. The evocations of past works and other writers intersect and dissolve themselves with mastery in the literary universe, through the use of allusions, references, quotes, headings, sometimes in a direct way, others in a roundabout way. Therefore, after the theorization of memory, several considerations were woven on the notion, function and manifestations of intertextuality, some influences that marked the author and the voice of other poets to reveal the determination of the structural cores of that poetics and the establishment of the thread of construction of the poetic act. Poema-livro A Margem da Alegria de Ruy Belo was analyzed, defining as a working hypothesis the existence of a poetics of memory, along with a poetic which is constructed in a constant dialogue of innumerous voices, highlighting, beyond the love myth, a reflective space, through the wanderings of the poet who lives in the present and noticing that this poet does not hold on to esthetic movements, but rather fits as a poet of all times. It was also addressed the post-modern period and the presentation of a few fragments of the poetic and the author’s essays where it was more visible the memory as a “creation” of his literary universe, at the (de)construction of myths, symbols, ideas, words.
Date of Award23 Jul 2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJoão Amadeu Oliveira Carvalho da Silva (Supervisor)


  • Intertextuality
  • Memory
  • Poetry
  • Myth
  • Love
  • Death
  • Post-modern


  • Mestrado em Literatura Portuguesa

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