Octopuses and Other Sea Beings in Brazilian Literature: Animal Agency inJoão Guimarães Rosa’s Aquário (Nápoles)

Ana Carolina Torquato
Other Worlds

Abstract In this presentation, I focus on the analysis of animal agency in the 1970 – short story „Aquário (Nápoles)“ (Aquarium (Naples)) by Brazilian writer João Guimarães Rosa. In this story, the narrator describes a moment observing one octopus in an aquarium in the city of Naples, specifically: how the animal acts after being poked […]