By Stephen Parkinson, Cláudia Pazos Alonso, T. F. Earle
This spouse quantity deals an creation to ecu Portuguese literature for university-level readers. It contains a chronological assessment of Portuguese literature from the 12th century to the current day, through the most uncommon literary students of contemporary years, supplemented via a examine of the background of translations of Portuguese literature, immense essays focused on significant authors, genres or sessions, and a wide bibliography. It doesn't test an encyclopaedic insurance of Portuguese literature, yet presents crucial chronological and bibliographical info on all significant authors and genres, with extra huge remedy of key works and literary figures, and a selected concentrate on the trendy interval. it's unashamedly canonical instead of thematic in its exam of imperative authors and sessions, with out neglecting woman writers. during this method it offers uncomplicated reference fabrics for college kids starting the learn of Portuguese literature, and for a much wider viewers trying to find basic or particular info. The editors have made a principled choice to exclude either Brazilian and African literature, that could now not were integrated with enough prominence or intensity, and insist separate remedy.
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Extra info for A Companion to Portuguese Literature (Monografías A)
1935) had been arrested in Angola in 1961 for ‘conspiratorial activities’ and had spent eleven years in the prison camp of Tarrafal in Cape Verde. The Writers’ Association was abolished and its directors were imprisoned. The colonial wars had become a literary subject; but the explosion of literature directly connected with these wars only began in earnest after they ended, with the overthrow of the regime in 1974. The most significant indication of a change in the rigid social and political structure was the increasing presence of women at the centre of Portuguese literature.
The libertine eroticism that reduces women to mere physicality, depicted in simultaneously critical and complicit terms in the stories of Teixeira Gomes (1860–1941), finds corresponding expression in the hedonistic homosexual physicality celebrated in the poetry of António Botto (1897–1959). Both have elements in common with Sá-Carneiro’s psychological ghost story A Confissão de Lúcio (translated as Lucio’s Confession), in which the suppressed homosexuality of two close male friends is physically expressed through the phantom body of a woman.
EIGHT CENTURIES OF PORTUGUESE LITERATURE 13 written in both Spanish and Portuguese, that includes a classic history of the Catalan war, as well as innovative Portuguese poems in blank verse and free verse, and a sarcastic farce on the aristocratic pretensions of aspiring commoners, O Fidalgo Aprendiz (The Apprentice Nobleman), which anticipates Molière’s Bourgeois Gentilhomme. His study of CabbalÂ�ism, Tratado da Ciência Cabala, published posthumously, is revealing of how much prophetism, which he condemns in all its forms, continued to be active in the Portugal of his time.
A Companion to Portuguese Literature (Monografías A) by Stephen Parkinson, Cláudia Pazos Alonso, T. F. Earle