Two styles of mental functioning and literary language: a phenomenological psychological reading of A. Machado and C. Cavafy. A tribute to Zena Helman

Two styles of mental functioning and literary language: a phenomenological psychological reading of A. Machado and C. Cavafy. A tribute to Zena Helman

Author Yazigi, Latife Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Following Minkowska's psychological phenomenological approach, a comparative analysis of some poems of Antonio Machado and Constantine Cavafy was carried out. This phenomenological analysis identifies two styles of mental functioning - sensorial and rational. The sensorial style is characterized by adhesiveness - adhesiveness to all that has life, to concrete experience, to surroundings, and to action. The rational style is dominated by abstraction and symbolic thinking, isolation and distance, immobilization and splitting, and less vital contact with reality. A phenomenological comparative analysis of some of Machado and Cavafy poems reveals Machado as a sensorial and impressionistic poet and Cavafy as a poet of isolation and impersonality abstraction.

A autora apresenta uma analise comparativa de alguns poemas de Antonio Machado e Constatino Cavafy seguindo a abordagem psicológica fenomenológica de Minkowska. Essa análise fenomenológica identifica dois estilos de funcionamento mental - sensorial e racional. O estilo sensorial se caracteriza pela adesividade - adesividade a tudo que tem vida, à experiencia concreta, ao ambiente e à ação. O estilo racional é dominado pela abstração e pensamento simbólico, isolamento e distância, imobilização e cisão, e por um contato menos vital com a realidade. A análise fenomenológica comparativa de alguns poemas de A. Machado e C. Cavafy revela Machado como um poeta sensorial e impressionista e Cavafy como um poeta do isolamento e da abstração impessoal.
Keywords Antonio Machado
Constatino Cavafy
poems
phenomenological approach
abordagem fenomenológica
poemas
Antonio Machado
Constatino Cavafy
Language English
Date 2002-12-01
Published in Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa. Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade de Brasília, v. 18, n. 3, p. 315-322, 2002.
ISSN 0102-3772 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade de Brasília
Extent 315-322
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722002000300011
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S0102-37722002000300011 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/1579

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