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Construindo Germano Almeida: A consciência da (des)construção

Paula A Gandara, University of Massachusetts Amherst


The main goal of this dissertation consists in the elaboration and application of a number of theoretical approaches to all the works, fictional and extra-fictional, of the Cape Verdean novelist Germano Almeida. This study attempts to integrate the several theoretical approaches so as to reach a new analytical vision of Almeida's oeuvre in the context of the world in which it was produced. I start by using conventional literary theories—post-colonialism, post-modernism, and (post)-feminism, as well as psychoanalytical theories. I conclude by subjecting these several theoretical constructs to a number of principles derived from the natural sciences. The purpose of doing so is to determine the possibilities and limitations of traditional literary theory. Moreover, it is the purpose of this dissertation to expand the theoretical context in order to account for the many innovations—structural and thematic—that inform the works of this Lusophone African writer. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Subject Area

Literature|African literature

Recommended Citation

Gandara, Paula A, "Construindo Germano Almeida: A consciência da (des)construção" (2003). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. AAI3110487.