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Rewriting and the fiction of history: Camões's The Lusiads and Lobo Antunes's The Return of the Caravels

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Abstract

This article underlines the role of a major hypotext (The Lusiads by Luís de Camões) in the writing of a contemporary Portuguese novel (The Return of the Caravels by António Lobo Antunes), in which literary heritage may be seen as a determinant frame for textual innovation. In particular the article examines the way in which contemporary events may be better understood if viewed as if their adopted ideological meaning is in a dynamic relation with their fictional representation. Post-colonialism and parody are thus considered here in a way that allows us to conclude that ‘rewriting may be seen as the fiction of history, or at least as a way of presenting history as personal experience and active commitment’.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/147335303782369330

Publication date: December 1, 2003

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