Tiago Veiga: para uma nova teoria da heteronímia

  • Cristina Petrescu Babeș-Bolyai University


ABSTRACT •  Tiago Veiga: Towards a new theory of heteronomy. Brought into existence by Mário Cláudio, Tiago Veiga, the fourth and most recent heteronym in Portuguese literature, impresses not only with the complexity of his work and his tumultuous biography, but, above all, he excites through the numerous and extremely diverse heteronomic strategies through which his entire fictitious existence is masterminded. The veracity effect is attained and strengthened by appealing to the biographical genre which, despite expectations, undermines objective reality and truth, by the playful and fulminating destruction of evidence, by involving an entire army of photographs, able to manipulate and destabilize reality, in conquering the ”empire of image”, and by traversing an entire cultural century in order to establish a vast human network, capable of overcoming the boundaries of time and space. All these instruments, extremely carefully polished, reveal a plural and original heteronym that proves, once again, the strong imaginative capacity of Portuguese literature, eager to fulfill its potential of hyperbolic fictionalization and duplication.

How to Cite
Petrescu, C. (2021). Tiago Veiga: para uma nova teoria da heteronímia. RiCOGNIZIONI. Rivista Di Lingue E Letterature Straniere E Culture Moderne, 8(16), 89-114. https://doi.org/10.13135/2384-8987/5999