"EVERYTHING IS DESERT": A ESSAY ON TIREDNESS IN ÁLVARO DE CAMPOS

  • Luiza Regattieri Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Abstract

This essay takes a glance at Álvaro de Campos poetry and seeks to understand how his insistence on wholeness and his retreat into nothingness emerge of the same will. In several poems Campos expresses a desire for communion with the world that would enthrall him to completeness. But this desire is continually interrupted either by a childhood nostalgia that marks the moment before this yearning for wholeness or by a lament with the impossibility of satisfaction that makes him recede and reduce the intangible wholeness to nothingness. At this point what seems like two different ways of facing his own desire aproach, because this desire for the absolute (everything and nothing) can only result in tiredness. Campos strives in poetry to elaborate the moment when all will is satisfied or the moment before any will emerge, in which at last there is no more effort to strive for, finally the end os tiredness, but in this movement he ends up saving the very will from which he wishes to escape.

Published
2020-02-12
How to Cite
Regattieri, L. (2020). "EVERYTHING IS DESERT": A ESSAY ON TIREDNESS IN ÁLVARO DE CAMPOS. Prometheus - Journal of Philosophy, 13(35). https://doi.org/10.52052/issn.2176-5960.pro.v13i35.13058
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Original Articles