By Stephen Parkinson, Cláudia Pazos Alonso, T. F. Earle
This better half quantity bargains an creation to eu Portuguese literature for university-level readers. It involves a chronological review of Portuguese literature from the 12th century to the current day, via the most extraordinary literary students of modern years, supplemented by means of a learn of the heritage of translations of Portuguese literature, sizeable essays concentrated on significant authors, genres or sessions, and a wide bibliography. It doesn't try out an encyclopaedic insurance of Portuguese literature, yet presents crucial chronological and bibliographical details on all significant authors and genres, with extra vast remedy of key works and literary figures, and a selected specialise in the fashionable interval. it's unashamedly canonical instead of thematic in its exam of vital authors and sessions, with out neglecting girl writers. during this approach it offers easy reference fabrics for college students starting the learn of Portuguese literature, and for a much broader viewers trying to find normal or particular info. The editors have made a principled selection to exclude either Brazilian and African literature, that could now not were incorporated with adequate prominence or intensity, and insist separate therapy.
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12 There are also parodies of organised sequences, probably modelled on those in Amigo. In CEM the speaker can be anyone but is rarely female. The addressee (who can be anyone) may be the object of insult, or a rhetorical ‘you’ serving as a kind of resonating chamber for the discourse, or a party to the action described or enacted. The rhetorical intent, however, is always to insult or belittle. g. infanções, ‘minor nobility’) is mocked, resulting in songs which could legitimately be called satire.
Frustrated expectations can be expressed in resignation or resistance and both attitudes existed side by side. Post-war literature reflected a consolidation of the modernist inheritance of the early years of the century, as the work of Fernando Pessoa’s generÂ� ation became more widely known. Jorge de Sena (1919–78), poet, critic and essayist, was the leading writer of the post-war period. Other notable writers of the period include Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (1919–2004), who 22 HELDER MACEDO is considered one of Portugal’s finest contemporary poets, David MourãoFerreira (1927–96), a poet and novelist of subtly celebratory sensuality, and Carlos de Oliveira (1921–81) and Egito Gonçalves (1922–2000), both of whom combine literary innovation with political commitment.
THE MEDIEVAL GALICIAN-PORTUGUESE LYRIC 33 A que tenh’ eu por lume d’ estes olhos meus e por que choran sempr’, amostrade-mh-a Deus; se non, dade-mh-a morte. Essa que vós fezestes melhor parecer de quantas sei, ai Deus, fazede-mh-a veer; se non, dade-mh-a morte. Ai Deus, que mh-a fezestes mais ca min amar, mostrade-mh-a u possa con ela falar; se non, dade-mh a morte. The lady I love and call my Lady – Show her to me, God, if you please, and if not, just give me death. The one who’s the light of these eyes of mine, for whom they’re always weeping, show her to me, God, and if not, just give me death.
A Companion to Portuguese Literature (Monografías A) by Stephen Parkinson, Cláudia Pazos Alonso, T. F. Earle