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A Companion to Portuguese Literature (Monografías A) by Stephen Parkinson, Cláudia Pazos Alonso, T. F. Earle

By Stephen Parkinson, Cláudia Pazos Alonso, T. F. Earle

This better half quantity deals an advent to ecu Portuguese literature for university-level readers. It comprises a chronological evaluate of Portuguese literature from the 12th century to the current day, via probably the most distinct literary students of contemporary years, supplemented by means of a examine of the historical past of translations of Portuguese literature, colossal essays targeted on significant authors, genres or classes, and a wide bibliography. It doesn't try an encyclopaedic assurance 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 specialize in the trendy interval. it truly is unashamedly canonical instead of thematic in its exam of primary authors and sessions, with no neglecting girl writers. during this approach it offers simple reference fabrics for college kids starting the research of Portuguese literature, and for a much broader viewers searching for normal or particular details. The editors have made a principled determination to exclude either Brazilian and African literature, which may no longer were integrated with adequate prominence or intensity, and insist separate remedy.

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He was born in Rio de Janeiro, where his New-Christian family had taken refuge from the Inquisition, but returned to Portugal in 1712 where he delighted Lisbon audiences with his musical comedies, ingeniously performed by marionettes. Notwithstanding his popularity, he was condemned to death by the Inquisition and was burned in an auto da fé. The Portuguese baroque literature of which Francisco Manuel de Melo was one of the first representatives drifted into a cultism that was occasionally brilliant formally (and in some aspects a forerunner of modern visual poetry) but symptomatic of a repressed society that revealed itself in a monkish waggishness, necrophiliac morbidity and caricatural depictions of women.

Lang, Der Liederbuch des Königs Denis (Halle, 1894). 38 RIP COHEN or new information, plus an action and/or emotion. If those possibilities mark the limit at one end (that of reduction) of the script, it is rare to find a script in Amigo that exceeds the general form given above, and those are texts where both strophic form and script overstep the boundaries of the matrix. In Amor the elements of the script rarely vary much, while in CEM they can be almost anything. 26 Non vos nembra, meu amigo, o torto que mi fezestes?

This was not so much a result of the emergence of feminist writing, although there were instances of this, as of the more significant fact that women were assuming themselves as writers who also happened to be EIGHT CENTURIES OF PORTUGUESE LITERATURE 23 women. In poetry, the first explicit reference to the colonial war probably occurs in a ‘cantiga de amigo’ by Fiama Hasse Pais Brandão (1938–2007), in which the boats of the absent lovers in the medieval tradition become the troopships carrying lovers away to war.

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