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Sinopsis: This book is a study in the social history of literature. Portugal's power and presitge began to decline in the mid-1500's, reducing the nation's international standing and self-image to a low point from which it has never fully recovered. In the ensuing years, this book argues, mythicizing the Age of the Discoveries and establishing a link to it have been recurring patterns in Portuguese thought. These patterns are reflected in what is called 'the literature of national regeneration.' Portugal's days of glory were short-lived: from the capture of the Arab port of Ceuta in North Africa (1415) to the defeat by the Moors in present-day Morocco (1578). The latter, in which the Portuguese king and the cream of the nobility perished, led to the accession of a Spanish king and to the end, in the Portuguese consciousness, of an era of greatness. The author's introduction discusses the impact on Portugal of 'two of the strongest intellectual currents of the age- Renaissance Humanism and a late-Medieval tendency toward prophecy,' showing these 'involved an extremely idealistic outlook on experience' and that such idealism was subject to frustration. Dr. Sousa shows how the self-image of writers since the Age of the Discoveries 'commingles in their minds with the image they have of their nation.' Chapters are devoted to Luis de Camoes and his epic poem Os Lusiadas (1572), Antonia Vieira and his Historia do Futuro (1647-63), Almeida Garrett and his lyric-narrative poem Camos (1825) Eca de Queiroz and his novel A Ilustre Casa de Ramires (1900), and Fernando Pessoa and his volume of poetry Mensagem (1934). Each of these authors is shown to treat the preoccupations of his time -ethical, political, and aesthetic- but with the leitmotif of national regeneration. The book's unique literary-historical synthesis makes it valuable to both Hispanic scholars and those seeking an introduction to Portuguese literature.
About the Author: Ronald W. Sousa teaches Spanish, Portuguese, and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, where he has since been a visiting professor, and was a faculty member at the University of Texas before moving to Minnesota. The author of numerous articles in both English and Portuguese, he is a member of the editorial board of Ideologies and Literature.
Título: The Rediscoverers, Major Writers in the ...
Editorial: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt)
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1981. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good +. Good hardcover, a few scattered marks to text. DJ has light rubbing/soil, small chips to edges. Nº de ref. de la librería 150586
Descripción Pennsylvania State University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0271003006I3N00
Descripción Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt). Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0271003006 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0271003006Z2
Descripción Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), U.S.A., 1981. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. In blue cloth. No jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 072481
Descripción Pennsylvania State University Press, 1981. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Very Good Hardcover in Very Good Dust Jacket, text is clean, some rubbing to jacket, couple of small stains to the front. Nº de ref. de la librería 66703
Descripción Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, PA, U.S.A., 1981. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Signed/inscribed by author on ffep. Just a bit of rubbing to extremeties of spine and to tips of board corners. Boards bowed out slightly at fore-edges. Dj lightly rubbed at extremeties of spine and at flap fold corners. Some creasing to flap folds.; Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 14408
Descripción Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1981. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0271003006
Descripción Pennsylvania State University Press, 1981. Estado de conservación: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 4227840