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History of Portuguese Literature Origins of Portuguese Literature The Portuguese Language Oral Literature Fiction Lyricism
Travel Literature Cantigas de amigo Historiography Doctrinal Prose


Baroque and Mannerism Classics Existentialism Experimentalism Enlightenment Modernity


Neo-Realism Post-Modernism Realism Romanticism Saudosismo Symbolism





Book cover: Vergílio Ferreira, Do Mundo Original, Coimbra, Vértice, 1957

Just like surrealism, this tendency did not result in any particularly notable examples in Portuguese literature (except for the work of the novelist and philosopher, Vergílio Ferreira, who introduced this concept, theorising upon it and practising it in a vindicatory and controversial fashion, using it in particular to rail against neo-realist aesthetics, both in his narratives and essay-writing). It did, however, exert a decisive and prolonged influence even on writers who were apparently somewhat removed from its principles, such as José Cardoso Pires or Urbano Tavares Rodrigues, causing these authors to focus on the theme of the absurd and on the need to make an active choice as an affirmation of freedom and a denial of death.




© Instituto Camões, 2001