A Revisionary History of Portuguese Literature

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Twelve essays overviewing the history of Portuguese literature and Portuguese literature studies are arranged in chronological order so that the possibility of a diachronic perspective on Portuguese literature is preserved. Topics include infractions of the name-hiding rule in Galician-Portuguese troubadour poetry, aspects of mannerism in Camoes, Baroque literature, Portuguese poetics in the 18th century, and socio-institutional literary practices in Portuguese romanticism. Other subjects are 20th-century Portuguese poetry, contemporary Portuguese fiction, and 20th-century Portuguese critics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815332480
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Series: Hispanic Issues Series , #18
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ghosts Revised: An Essay on Literary History
Ch. 1 Infractions of the Name-Hiding Rule in Galician-Portuguese Troubadour Poetry 1
Ch. 2 Belief in History 17
Ch. 3 The Songs of Melancholy: Aspects of Mannerism in Camoes 30
Ch. 4 Baroque Literature Revised and Revisited 58
Ch. 5 Portuguese Poetics in the Eighteenth Century 79
Ch. 6 Socio-institutional Literary Practices in Portuguese Romanticism 93
Ch. 7 Decadence and Fin-de-siecle Literature in Portugal 105
Ch. 8 Before the Barbarians 124
Ch. 9 Fernando Pessoa's Odd Epic 142
Ch. 10 Notes for a Cartography of Twentieth-Century Portuguese Poetry 153
Ch. 11 Contemporary Portuguese Fiction - Cases and Problems 176
Ch. 12 Four Twentieth-Century Portuguese Critics 190
Afterword: Literary History: Are We Still Talking? 209
Contributors 213
Index 217
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