Realismo e subjetividade: fluxo de consciência no romance A tirania do amor de Cristovão Tezza

  • Patrícia H. Baialuna de Andrade Brigham Young University
Keywords: Realism, stream of consciousness, time, fictional subjectivity


This paper proposes a reading of Cristovão Tezza’s novel A tirania do amor (2018) that analyzes the intertwining of narrative temporal modes which build the protagonist's consciousness and the centrality of mental processes in the narrative. The novel is built through the protagonist's subjective perspective, which reveals in non-sequential fragments of time and transposed voices the unfolding of an especially momentous day. Based on studies by Humphrey (1955) and Auerbach (2015) on temporal ruptures and their relationship with realism, we reflect on the effects that such an interweaving of voices, ideas and memories has in the novel. We also rely on discussions by Mäkelä (2006, 2013) and others to analyze the constitution of fictional subjectivity. Through this reading we seek to attribute to Tezza's work the mark of the new realisms present in contemporary Brazilian literature, as postulated by Schøllhammer (2009) and Pellegrini (2007), among others.