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The Dedalus Book of Portuguese Fantasy

Author : Eugénio Lisboa
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This fourth volume in the Dedalus European Fantasy series offers a rich feast of bewitched houses, roads that lead nowhere, hanged men who descend from the scaffold in order to help the living, churches buried beneath the sea, and cannibalism. In addition to the well-known masters Eca de Queiroz and Mario de SaCarneiro, contributors include Jose Rodrigues Migueis, Domingo Monteiro, Failho de Almeida, Jose Regio, David Mourao-Ferreira, Alvaro do Carvalhal, Ferreira de Castro, and Almada Negreiros, most appearing for the first time in English translation.

The Dedalus Book of Flemish Fantasy

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This is the eighth volume in Dedalus's highly acclaimed European literary fantasy series and follows volumes from Austrian, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. During the nineteenth-century, Belgian literature was still largely written in the language of education, French. Then the Flemings, who inhabit the northern half of Belgium, became aware of the value of their own language, whose standardised form is, to all intents and purposes, Dutch. Modern Flemish literature was born. This anthology incorporates fantasy stories from the early twentieth century to the present day. The types of fantasy are various: horror, mysticism and magical realism being the dominant ones. One of the early authors is Felix Timmermans who started out with horror stories, but later ended up writing his inimitable Vitalist novels. Two magic realist authors stand out: Johan Daisne and Hubert Lampo. And horror is well represented by several authors including Hugo Claus, Hugo Raes and Ward Ruyslinck - all household names in Flanders. Interesting new authors include Annelies Verbeke and Peter Verhelst.

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

Author : Brian Stableford
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Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.

How Peripheral is the Periphery Translating Portugal Back and Forth

Author : Rita Bueno Maia
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This volume is a result of the need to reflect upon Portugal’s position from the viewpoint of the literary assets imported and exported through translation. It brings together a number of scholars working in the field of Translation Studies directly concerned with the Portuguese cultural system in order to analyse this question from various theoretical perspectives and from case studies of translation flows and movements in Portuguese culture. By Translating Portugal Back and Forth, the articles discuss issues such as: how can one draw the borderline between a peripheral and a semi-peripheral system? Is this borderline useful or necessary? How peripheral is the Portuguese cultural system as far as translation transfers are concerned? How stable or pacific has this positioning been? Does the economic and historical perception of Portugal as peripheral entail that, from the viewpoint of translation, it would behave similarly? By addressing some of these questions, and as shown by the (second) subtitle – Essays in Honour of João Ferreira Duarte –, the volume pays homage to one of the most prominent Translation Studies scholars in Portugal, who has extensively reflected on the binary discourse on translation, its metaphors and images.

Portugal

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"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Portugal"--Provided by publisher.

A Companion to Portuguese Literature

Author : T. F. Earle
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An essential chronological framework for students of Portuguese literature.

The Babel Guide to the Fiction of Portugal Brazil Africa in English Translation

Author : Ray Keenoy
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The Babel guide has 150 original reviews of books by Portuguese, Brazilian and African (from Angola and Mozambique) authors available in English. Each review provides a kind of trailer for the work, with an excerpt as a taster. Alongside names such as Portugal's Jose Saramago or Brazil's Jorge Amado, a collection of other books and authors are covered like the simpatica Clarice Lispector and mystery modernist Fernando Pessoa. It includes a database of portuguese fiction translated since 1945 with original titles and current prices. This is the second in a series of accessible, illustrated guides to world fiction available in English translation. It is aimed at the general reader of fiction, travellers looking for background books, and students of European Studies, Latin American literature and culture and Portugese and African literature, post-colonial literature and as a general literary reference.

The Dedalus Book of Dutch Fantasy

Author : Jan Potocki (hrabia)
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The Dedalus Book of Dutch Fantasy is the most ambitious and wide-ranging anthology of Dutch fiction ever to appear in English, and reads like the Who's Who of Dutch Literature, with stories by the undisputed contemporary masters such as Gerard Reve and Harry Mulisch, and classic authors such as Couperus, Van Schendel and Vestdijk, as well as many of the rising stars of the younger generation; Frans Kellendonk, A.F.TH. Van Der Heijden and P.F. Thomese. The stereotype of the Dutch that most immediately springs to mind is that of a clean, orderly, and down-to-earth people. Richard Huijing reveals the other side of this society; that of a dark netherworld of the macabre, the weird, the perverted, the violent and the fancifully impossible conjured up by a host of the finest writers in the Dutch language of the last hundred years.

The Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.

Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature

Author : Brian M. Stableford
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"This Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature provides an invaluable guide to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks fantasy's evolution from the origins of literature until the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulse to create and shape fantasy literature, the problems in defining what it is, and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes more than 700 entries on authors, both contemporary and historical, and more than 200 entries on fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies.

Portugal

Author : Mark Ellingham
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This fully updated guide to one of Europe's most surprising countries features complete information on all ranges of accommodations, from basic pensiones to luxury hotels, and up-to-date facts on sightseeing, shopping, day trips, dining, and more. of color photos. 64 maps.

Portugal

Author : John Laidlar
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Annotation. A bibliography citing and annotating over 750 publications on Portugal for English readers. They range across disciplines such as history, archaeology, biography, emigrants and overseas colonies, finance and banking, labor, science and technology, sport, periodicals, literature, transport, science, flora, religion, and politics. The emphasis is on works published during or since the 1980s, but a number of earlier titles are also included. A substantial introduction outlines the country's history. Laidlar (Portuguese, U. of Manchester) updates P.T.H. Unwin's 1987 first edition. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America the Caribbean Portugal and Spain

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The Dedalus Book of Spanish Fantasy

Author : Margaret Jull Costa
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A collection of Spanish fantasy fiction, including tales of ghosts, fabulous creatures, time travel, and metamorphoses.

The Relic

Author : Eça de Queirós
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Teodorico Raposo, the novel's lascivious anti-hero is a master of deceit; one minute feigning devotion in front of his rich, pious aunt, in order to inherit her money, the next indulging in debauchery. Spurred on by the desire to please his aunt, and in order to get away from his unfaithful mistress, he embarks on a journey to the Holy Land in search of a holy relic. The resulting fiasco is a masterpiece of comic irony as religious bigotry and personal greed are mercilessly ridiculed.

Time Out Lisbon

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The second edition of the award-winning Time Out Lisbon Guide has been written by people who live and work in Portugal's capital. Packed with insider information, and now in full colour, the guide offers an in-depth, authoritative and critical assessment of the city in all its aspects.

Time Out Lisbon

Author : Peter Watts
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Written by a team of resident journalists so that the true flavour of the city can be captured, this guide gives independent, impartial advice to inform and entertain. More than 700 venues are reviewed and all price ranges and tastes are covered.

Portuguese Studies Review

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Canning House Newsletter

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The Tragedy of the Street of Flowers

Author : Eça de Queirós
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The Tragedy of the Street of Flowers was discovered amongst the author's papers after his death, and was only published in Portugal in 1980. This is the first English translation, and its publication is timed to coincide with the centenary of Eca's death." "One night at the theatre, Vitor da Silva, a young law graduate, sees a strikingly beautiful woman: Genoveva de Molineux. She claims to have been born in Madeira and to have lived for many years in Paris. The truth about her past gradually begins to surface, as does the terrible secret that lies behind the overwhelming mutual attraction between her and Vitor. Eca brilliantly dissects a world in which only surface counts, providing the reader with a vivid and gripping portrayal of a society and class consumed by hypocrisy, greed and materialism."--