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This corresponds to a mode of
aesthetic intervention, recognised as being avant-garde
and followed by poets that were frequently connected with other movements, most
particularly with neo-realism and surrealism.
Its main exponents, who have remained faithful to this tendency for at least
four decades, are E.
M. de Melo e Castro and Ana
Hatherly (the latter also being the author of an important surrealist
novella, O Mestre).
E. M. de Melo e Castro
“Racing in circles” - I
The circle is the chosen form:
It’s an egg, it’s zero
It’s a cycle, it’s science.
In it is included all mystery
And all wisdom.
It is what is made,
Perfect and determined
It is what begins
In what is finished.
© Instituto Camões, 2001