Estudos em homenagem a Margarida Llosa
Vislumbres fotográficos em «Viewfinder», de Raymond Carver
AbstractIn "Viewfinder" Raymond Carver uses the rhetorical strategies of ellipses and parataxis to fragment both the narrative and the syntactic structures, thematizing his characters’ inability to communicate. At first, voyeurism seems to set the terms by which the first person narrator relates, but the specular nature of the polaroid he later contemplates inverts these parameters. In fact, photography plays a major role in this short story, for it promotes a reflexive process and enables the protagonist to rebuild his shattered identity, while engaging in a ritual performance. Thus, communication becomes possible, since verbal language gives way to the photographic sign, which alters the perception of temporality and functions as an exegetic instrument, foregrounding the metatextual nature of Carver's texts.
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