O passado como sonho em vigília: literatura testemunhal feminina

47 | 2023

Mônica Gama

Programa de Pós-graduação em Letras: Estudos da Linguagem, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brasil

The Past as a Vigilant Dream: Female Testimonial Literature

This article proposes the study of three testimonies from the Shoah that were gathered in a recent Brazilian literary work, O que os cegos estão sonhando?, by Noemi Jaffe (2012). The book has three sections: the diary of a survivor of the Shoah, the narrative of her daughter, and an essay written by the survivor’s granddaughter, discussing the succession line scarred by the Shoah horror. The article examines the different narrative structures that they use to organize the stories, and analyzes how they are interlinked in a female, matriarchal lineage, investing on the deep family connection to make a collective, historical memory endure, which inscribes this work in the “untimeliness” of contemporary literature (Agamben 2009).


testimonial literature, diary, Noemi Jaffe, postmemory

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22355/exaequo.2023.47.08
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