The Splendor of Portugal (Portuguese Literature Series)

The Splendor of Portugal (Portuguese Literature Series)


"The elegance of Portugal"'s 4 narrators are contributors of a as soon as well-to-do relations whose plantation was once misplaced within the Angolan battle of Independence; the matriarch of this unhappiest of clans and her 3 grownup youngsters converse in a nightmarish, remorseless gush to provide us the main points in their gruesome family members lifestyles. Like a personality out of Faulkner's decayed south, the mum clings to the wish that her youngsters will come again, keep her from destitution, and fix the family's imagined former glory. the kids, for his or her half, have not obvious one another in years, and of their isolation are suffering from feverish stories of Angola. The vitriol and self-hatred of the characters be aware of no bounds, for they're right away sufferers and culprits, responsible of atrocities devoted within the identify of colonialism in addition to the tough humiliations and betrayals in their personal relatives. Antunes back proves that he's the key stylist of his new release, a fearless investigator into the worst excesses of the human animal.

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