Subject Area: Literature - Portuguese

 Pessoa, Fernando
2003 0-7734-6586-3 172 pages
Fernando Pessoa is one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. This dual-language format makes Quadras ao Gôsto Popular/Quatrains in the Popular Style accessible to scholars who do not read Portuguese, and the preface and notes add a voice to the important, fruitful, ongoing debates about the role of the translator and the principles that should guide literary translation. Fernando Pessoa was himself a translator as well as a poet, translating Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese, and Poe’s The Raven and Annabel Lee, among others. Most of the 325 quatrains were written in the last two years of Pessoa’s too-short life. They are not readily available now even in Portuguese, and this is the first English translation to appear, making this edition valuable to all literary scholars.

By the Eighteenth-Century Portuguese Jewish Writer Antônio José da Silva
 Krummrich, Philip
2010 0-7734-1375-8 336 pages
This translation of Anfitrião, ou Júpiter e Alcmena by Antônio José da Silva makes this remarkable play on the exploits of Jupiter and the conception of Hercules available in English for the first time. The play is of considerable interest in literary history as part of a long tradition of stage works on the Amphitryon theme.

A Study in Anglo-Portuguese Cultural Interaction
 Sousa, Jose Baptista de
2012 0-7734-1319-7 292 pages
This book examines the ideological, cultural and social aspects of the fascinating relationship between Portuguese Romanticism and British Culture.

 de Baubeta, Patricia Anne Odber
1992 0-7734-9607-6 356 pages
Much medieval anticlerical satire stems from perceived discrepancies between proclaimed ideal and everyday reality, but it also owes much to a particularly successful literary tradition and cannot be accepted without question. After identifying the predominant literary characteristics of the medieval Portuguese clergy, this study uses other sources - sermons, exempla, visitation documents, doctrinal tracts, confession manuals and chronicles - to gauge clerical success or failure in fundamental areas of responsibility: attending and convoking councils and synods, carrying out visitations and preaching. It reveals the contrast between the literary stereotypes and documentary evidence.

Gender, Ethnicity and Class in Modern Portuguese Speaking Culture
 Owen, Hilary
1996 0-7734-8849-9 240 pages
These readings of modern Portuguese, Brazilian, and Portuguese African texts articulate a challenge by drawing on different theories of how gender, ethnicity and class relate to the production and reception of culture. Consequently, the collection juxtaposes and connects new readings of well-known literary figures such as Ariano Suassuna, Agustina Bessa Luís, Hélia Correia, Henrique Teixeira de Sousa and Clarice Lispector with readings of "popular culture" as represented by samba, circo-teatro, images of women in advertising and oral narratives from the southeast of Brazil. The diversity of the critical approaches adopted demonstrates both the potential for new "coalitional" connections and the demands imposed by deconstructing the Lusist canon.

Imaginarios Literarios Políticos en el Brasileño Jorge Amado
 Nascimento dos Santos, Daiana
2012 0-7734-2590-X 168 pages
This book analyzes the influence and importance of the political convictions from the Brazilian writer Jorge Amado in the most representative phase of his literary career. The works presented in this book deal with social and political themes found within Amado’s novels from 1930-1950. More explicitly the book examines how Amado was influenced by communist ideology and employed literary strategies to legitimize his thought. In addition the book compares Amado’s representations of Brazilian people’s lives with political speeches during Getulio Vargas’ Estado Novo while providing a lumpenproletariat interpretation of socialist thought.

Imaginary Geographies in Portuguese and Lusophone- African Literature
 Madureira, Luis
2007 0-7734-5483-7 316 pages
This study interrogates a series of utopian projections that have informed Portuguese and Luso-African letters and culture since the Renaissance. Concentrating on the three crucial historical moments – Portugal’s tenuous hegemony in the Asian seas in the sixteenth century, the collapse of its colonial empire in the mid-1970s, and the post-independence period of re-evaluating nationalisms in Africa – the study examines the familiar “long narrative” which casts the Portuguese Discoveries as an inaugural and enabling event in Europe’s conquest of the world. In the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century texts, a sense of belatedness and danger in the face of a vast commercial network which preceded by several centuries Portugal’s arrival in Asia undercuts this account. The narratives about Portugal’s colonial wars in Africa negate the Salazarist project to restore the mythologized age of discoveries and seek simultaneously to converge with anti-colonial guerrilla movements. The work of António Lobo Antunes eschews this trend, insisting instead upon the incommensurability between the liberation struggles and Portugal’s April Revolution. Concomitantly, recent Lusophone African literature pictures the struggle of liberation as a cancellation of historicity, and underscores the “differend” between official constructions of nationhood and the future imagined from below.

Los Diferentes Tipos de Libros de Viaje Escritos en España durante el Siglo Diecinueve, del Duque de Rivas a Miguel De Unamuno
 Roussel Zuazu, Chantal
2011 0-7734-1498-3 272 pages
This typology of the XIXth century peninsular travel literature offers a model for possible future studies of the travel literature of different countries and leads to the tracking of a possible evolution of the subgenres proposed. In the light of numerous previous and recent events of classification by authors such as Angela Pérez Mejía, Fernando Cristovaõ, Lily Litvak, Otmar Ette, Charles Batten and many more, and as they transcend a chronological order or an evolution according to the many literary trends of the century, the subgenres are based on content, which was determined to be the best way to proceed. The findings of this study show that what determines the determines the subgenres is, beside the examination of the content, the didactic intention of the author combined with the specific reader horizon of expections for the particular travel book.

 Ramos Villar, Carmen
2006 0-7734-5576-0 324 pages
This book explores the theme of emigration within the different genres of Azorean literature, arguing that it results from the historical and social phenomenon of emigration in the archipelago. The authors examined in this book portray a regional, cultural and literary uniqueness that is distinct from, but part of Portuguese literature. The exploration of the relationship between island writers and their emigrant counterparts illustrates the symbiosis between island writers and those of the diaspora, a dialogue that contributes to the evolution of the concept of “Azorean literature.” This produces a negotiation between cultures, and becomes a way in which the writers create a metaphorical “tenth island” that congregates myth and reality, past and present, whether the work is set in the islands or in the Azorean diaspora. The “tenth island” is also synonymous with the position of Azorean literature and its negotiation of a position between being part of a Portuguese literary tradition and mainstream American literature.

Perceptions of China in Modern Portuguese Literature
 Brookshaw, David Rowan
2002 0-7734-7011-5 212 pages

Portuguese Women’s Writing 1972 to 1986 Reincarnations of a Revolution
 Owen, Hilary
2000 0-7734-7517-6 160 pages
This is a study of narrative fiction by Portuguese woman writers immediately before the 25 April Revolution and during the post-revolution and transitions period of 1974-1986. Departing from the Three Marias’ a Novas Cartas Portuguesas as an influential turning point for women’s writing, the study goes on to analyze novels by Teolinda Gersão, Hélia Correia, Olga Gonçalves, and Lídia Jorge. An exploration of women’s sexually embodied subjectivity not only offers new perspectives on Portuguese history and society but also demands a broader reconceptualization of the relationship between alterity and representation.

Theoretical Issues and Practical Cases in Portuguese-English Translations
 de Baubeta, Patricia Anne Odber
1996 0-7734-8806-5 200 pages
Essays on the growing emphasis within linguistics on the study of discourse and the need for full communicative competence, and the problem of evaluating rather than just describing language performance. This volume is devoted to papers on Portuguese translation.

Um Estudo Sociolinguistico Dos Afro-Amazonidas no Brasil. A Imigracao e a Mudança de Lingua
 Burgeile, Odete
2009 0-7734-4873-X 472 pages
Through an analaysis of linguistic patterns and speakers’ social networks, this study examines how the descendants of Barbadian and Grenadian immigrants from Porto Velho, Brazil contribute either to the maintenance of the English language and the consequent preservation of bilingualism, or to the dominance of the Portuguese language. The work also analyzes how these patterns are linked to group conceptions, to ethnic identity and to social and economic status. In Portuguese.

Una Comparación de los Escritos Poéticos de Antonio Machado con el Estilo y Ideas de Galdós, Pardo Bazán, Baroja Y Unamuno / A Comparison of the Poetic Writings of Antonio Machado with the Style of the Ideas of Galdós, Pardo Bazán, Baroja and Unamuno
 Franz, Thomas R.
2011 0-7734-3932-3 196 pages
A study that demonstrates the ways Antonio Machado’s poetry was affected by the works of realist-naturalists.

Women, Literature and Culture in the Portuguese-Speaking World
 Pazos Alonso, Cláudia
1996 0-7734-8805-7 210 pages
This collection of essays encompasses for the first time in a single volume articles on Portugal, Brazil, Angola and Cape Verde. An introductory section examines the changing roles of women since the nineteenth century in the context of Portuguese culture. Subsequent sections include both discussions of representations of women in the works of well-known male writers such as Machado de Assis and Juandino Vieira, as well as exciting new readings of several prominent women writers such as Florbela Esparica, Clarice Lispector and Maria Velho de Costa, among others. Several of the contributors draw on current feminist research and on insights from psychoanalytical and poststructuralist analyses. This wide range of critical approaches ensures that this volume fills a gap in Lusophone studies, casting new light on the recent history of women as cultural agents in Portuguese-speaking countries.