RECENT PORTUGUESE PUBLICATIONS BULLETIN 75
See also items 109, 122, 180 & 182.
130. AMARAL, Ana Luísa. Próspero morreu: poema em acto. Alfragide: Caminho, 2011. 8°, orig. prtd. wrps. 57 pp., (1 l., 2 blank ll.). One of 500 copies. ISBN: 978-972-21-2448-5. $25.00
The author, born in Lisbon, 1956, has published at least fifteen volumes of poetry and three books for children. In 2007 she was awarded the Prémio Literário Casino da Póvoa, Correntes d'Escritas, and in Italy she was awarded the Guiseppe Acerbi Poetry Prize. Her poetry has been translated into Spanish, English, Italian, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Bulgarian, and Serbo-Croatian. Her works have appeared in numerous Portuguese and foreign poetry anthologies. At the time this volume appeared, she was an associate professor at the Faculdade de Letras, Porto. Her works include A génesis do amor (2005), Imagens (2000), A história da aranha Leopoldina (2000) and Gaspar, o dedo diferente e outras histórias (1998). She has translated a volume of poems by John Updike, and another by Emily Dickinson into Portuguese.
131. AMARAL, Ana Luísa. Vozes. Alfragide: Dom Quixote, 2011. Poesia Lusófona. 4°, orig. illus. wrps. 117 pp., (1 l.). ISBN: 978-972-20-4781-4. $28.00
132. ANAMAR, pseud. [i.e. Anabela Portugal]. Escrito nas árvores. Preface by António Barroso Cruz. Lisbon: Colibri, 2011. 8°, orig. illus. wrps. 108 pp., (2 ll.), illus. ISBN: 978-989-689-160-2. $28.00
The author, born in Lisbon, 1962, has had her work appear in anthologies. This appears to be her first book. At the time this volume appeared she had been working for the Portuguese forest service since 1986.
133. BARAHONA, António. Raspar o fundo da gaveta e enfunar uma gávea. Lisbon: Averno, 2011. Averno, 041. 8°, orig. illus. wrps. 214 pp., (3 ll., 1 blank l., 1 l.). One of 300 copies. ISBN: none. $40.00
António Barahona has had published numerous volumes of poetry, at least six collections of essays, and more; he has contributed essays, some of a polemical nature, to magazines and reviews.
134. CAEIRO, Rui. O quarto azul e outros poemas. Bárbara Assis Pacheco, illus. Lisbon: Letra Livre, 2011. 8°, orig. illus. wrps. 128 pp., (1 blank l., 1 l.), 11 full page illus. in text. One of 300 copies. ISBN: 978-989-8268-09-9. $26.00
The author provides a preface of 2 pp. He has published at least three earlier volumes of poems, Sobre a nossa morte bem muito obrigado (&etc., 1989), Olhar o nada, ver a Deus (Lisbon: Averno, 2003) and O carnaval dos animais (Letra Livre, 2008). He contributed to the short-lived poetry review Aqueles que têm os ossos frágis, as well as to Telhados de vidro, and his poems have been included in at least one anthology.
135. CASTRO, E[rnesto] M[anuel Geraldes] de Melo e [b. Covilhã, 1932]. Finitos mais finitos: ficção / ficções. Lisbon: Hugin, 1996. Folio (28.6 x 22 cm.), orig. illus. wrps. 127 pp., 20 color illus. in text, plus concrete poetry. ISBN: 972-8310-04-8. $45.00
The author, textile engineer, poet, essayist and critic, was one of the leaders of the literary vanguard in Portugal during the second half of the twentieth century and the early twenty-first century. On Melo e Castro see Fernando J.B. Martinho in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 118; Ana Hatherly in Biblos, I, 1062–3; and Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, VI, 121–4; also Pamplona, Dicionário de pintores e escultores portugueses (2nd ed.), II, 74.
136. FIDALGO, Paulo Jorge. Síntese poética da conjuntura. Lisbon: Hiena, 1993. Colecção Ideias e Atitudes. 8°, orig. illus. wrps. 60 pp., (2 ll.). ISBN: none. $18.00
The author (b. 1962), has published Do coração a jeito (1994) in the same collection. See Rosa Maria Martelo, Anos noventa: breve roteiro da novíssima poesia portuguesa, p. 228.
137. MILHANO, Deolinda, ed. Portalegre em momentos de poesia: antologia (40 autores). Preface by João Ribeirinho Leal. Lisbon: Colibri, 2011. Lge. 8°, orig. illus. wrps. 141 pp., (1 l.). ISBN: 978-989-689-135-0. $28.00
Includes poems by the editor, José Branquinho, Jaime da Cruz Soares, José Duro, and José Régio.
138. MIRANDA, Francisco Sá de (ca. 1485-1558). Poesias. Marcia Arruda Franco, ed. Coimbra: Angelus Novus / Centro de Literatura Portuguesa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2011. Biblioteca Lusitana. 8°, orig. illus. wrps. 283 pp., (1 l., 1 blank l.), illus., footnotes, bibliography. ISBN: 978-972-8827-82-3. $30.00
The editor's introduction occupies pp. 15-53, including a selective bibliography on pp. 47-53. There is a chronology on pp. 277-83. The anthology is based mainly on the first edition of Sá de Miranda's Obras, 1595, with some additions.
Sá de Miranda is described by Bell as "the champion of humanism in Portugal" and "the most famous of all the Portuguese poets with the exception of Camões and Gil Vicente" (Portuguese Literature p. 139). Ticknor points out that he wrote in both Castilian and Portuguese, so that "while, on all accounts he is placed among the four or five principal poets in his own country, he occupies a position of enviable distinction among those of the prouder nation that soon became, for a time, its master" (History of Spanish Literature III, 11-12). Sá de Miranda was the first Portuguese to write in Italian hendecasyllabics rather than the octosyllabic redondilhas, and "none, perhaps, since his time has appeared in them with more grace and power" (Ticknor II, 11). He did not find it an easy task; However, Bell describes him "hammering his lines, altering, erasing, compressing in a divine discontent. He had a lofty conception of the poet's art—to express the noblest sentiment in the best and fewest words …" (Bell p. 143).
A native of Coimbra, Sá de Miranda studied at the University of Lisbon and soon earned a reputation as a scholar and lawyer. In 1521 he departed on a five-year visit to Italy, where he met many of the Italian humanists and became thoroughly familiar with Italian literature. Upon his return he took up residence at the court of D. João III, but retired in 1532 to the Quinta da Tapada on the Neiva in Minho, where he produced much of his best work.
See Pina Martins, Sá de Miranda e a cultura do Renascimento 20/7; Bell, Portuguese Literature pp. 139-45; Barbosa Machado II, 251-5; Antonio I, 471.
139. MONIZ, Nelson. Diário de bruma. Preface by Manuel Ferreira Patricio. Lisbon: Colibri, 2011. Tribuna Livre. Lge. 8°, orig. illus. wrps. 166 pp., (1 l.). ISBN: 978-989-689-092-6. $25.00
The author was born on the Island of São Miguel, Azores, 1961. He published an earlier book of poems, Rompendo trevas (2004), in the same collection. A primary school teacher, he has also published poetry in reviews and anthologies.
140. SALEMA, Teresa, Eduardo Bettencourt Pinto, João Rui de Sousa, et al. Literatura e inquietude: antologia de autores do P.E.N. Club Português. / Literature and Disquiet: An Anthology of Authors of the Portuguese P.E.N. Centre. / Lettérature et Inquiétude: Anthologie d'auteurs du Centre portugaise du P.E.N. / Literatura e inquietud: antología de autores del Centro portuguesa del P.E.N. Lisbon: Colibri / P.E.N. Clube Português, 2011. 8°, orig. prtd. wrps. 63, (1) pp. Texts in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. ISBN: 978-989-689-127-5. $18.00
Introduction by Teresa Salema and Maria João Cantinho. Poems by Eduardo Bettencourt Pinto, João Rui de Sousa, and Pedro Eiras. Essays by Carlos J.F. Jorge, Fernando J.B. Martinho, Inês Lourenço and Isabel Allegro de Magalhães. Fiction by António Rebordão Navarro and Cristina Norton. Included is biographical information about the authors.
141. TAMEN, Pedro [Mário Alles, b. Lisbon, 1934]. O livro do sapateiro. 2nd ed. Alfragide: Dom Quixote, 2011. Sm. 4°, orig. illus. wrps. 62 pp., (1 blank l.). ISBN: 978-972-20-3971-0. $20.00
First published 2010. Awarded the Prande Prémio de Poesia APE/CTT 2010, and the Prémio Literário Casino da Póvoa 2011. On the author, see Fernando Guimarães in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 468; Ana Teresa Diogo in Biblos, V, 269-73; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, VI, 303-5.
142. TORRES, Adelino. Tempo irreversível (Poesias - Livro IV). Preface by João Carlos Venâncio. Lisbon: Colibri, 2011. 8°, orig. illus. wrps. 166 pp., (1 l.). ISBN: 978-989-689-158-9. $25.00
The author has published three previous volumes of poetry, as well as several works of non-fiction, the most recent of which was Horizontes do desenvolvimento africano no limiar do século XXI (Lisbon: Vega, 1998).
143. VERA, António. O frio da metáforas. Lisbon: Colibri, 2011. Tribuna Livre. 8°, orig. illus. wrps. 103, (1) pp. ISBN: 978-989-689-152-7. $20.00
The author, born in Lisbon, 1923, has written nine previous volumes of poetry. On [José]António Vera [de Azevedo], see Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, V, 307.