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MENDES, Moema Rodrigues Brandão. The palm tree high: the margins of ourselves: literature and psychoanalysis in Darandina, de Guimarães Rosa. Estud. psicanal. [online]. 2012, n.38, pp. 105-113. ISSN 0100-3437.

This paper aims to establish a dialogue with the work of Mikhail Bakhtin's Problems of Dostoevsky's poetics with "Darandina", a short story by Guimarães Rosa, aiming to a concise introduction to the bakhtinian concepts. The choice of the theories of Mikhail Bakhtin, to make this connection between literature and psychoanalysis, is due to the fact that his literary studies have influenced the cultural development of countries around the world, including Brazil. The Russian author wrote influential studies contemporary to the Russian formalism - 20s and 30s - lately heralded in that country in the mid-60s by the authors Tzvetan Todorov and Julia Kristeva. This short story with its metaphorical literary devices, through its psychoanalytically grounded concepts, explores a very thoughtful provoking reflection on the evident truth X, as representing the truth, a Freudian idea. The referential approach will be to the ‘carnivalization’ theory, in keeping with its essence as a Menippean satire, and inversions of hierarchical social values, since the story is about madness causing strangeness to conventional views. The ideological character of the story is important in that it seeks review of an individual, social and cultural consciousness permeating the border between madness and sanity. Therefore, to read "Darandina", without highlighting the relevance occupied by psychoanalysis, would move away from the texts perception of a seductive richness of possibilities.

Palavras-chave : Darandina; Literature; Psychoanalysis.

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