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 bargains an creation to ecu Portuguese literature for university-level readers. It contains a chronological evaluate of Portuguese literature from the 12th century to the current day, through essentially the most unusual literary students of modern years, supplemented through a examine of the background of translations of Portuguese literature, massive essays targeted on significant authors, genres or classes, 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 large remedy of key works and literary figures, and a selected concentrate on the fashionable interval. it's unashamedly canonical instead of thematic in its exam of principal authors and classes, with out neglecting girl writers. during this method it offers easy reference fabrics for college students starting the examine of Portuguese literature, and for a much broader viewers searching for common or particular info. 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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The insinuations in this song may be brought out better in a blues version, where the meaning of ‘vĩir a preito’ (not merely meaning ‘come to the tryst’) can be clarified. 20 Pero Garcia Burgalês (CA 104–6). CA 236. 22 Remedia Amoris, 725–34. There may be a couple of other cases, particularly in songs by Osoir’ Eanes and Roi Fernandiz, where either Ovid or Propertius could be the source. If Osoir’ Eanes studied in Paris, there is a possible explanation (there are almost no manuscripts of Classical poetry in Portugal).

16). In this song Guilhade parodies the courtly themes of ‘dying of love’ and losing one’s mind, mocking poetic practice. Cantigas de amor Some very early cantigas de amor hardly differ from early cantigas de amigo except in the gender of the speaking voice. Here is an example by Bernal de Bonaval:18 A dona que eu am’ e tenho por senhor amostrade-mh-a, Deus, se vos én prazer for; se non, dade-mh-a morte. 18 Nunes, Amor, 423. 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.

The two approaches converged and were served by the development of transport and communications, with the construction of an extensive railroad network reaching the remotest areas of the country. Liberal policy was the economic expression of that ‘inward gaze’ to which Almeida Garrett, one of Liberalism’s main defenders and, for that reason, also one of its severest critics, had given literary expression. Antero de Quental was the only member of the Generation of 1870 who, like Sá de Miranda at the dawn of the overseas expansion, saw the Empire as a factor in the decadence of Portugal; the others, including Oliveira Martins, continued to view Portuguese decadence in terms of its past imperÂ�ial glories.

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