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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




"O Desterrado" (The Exile, 1872), Soares dos Reis [1847-1889]

This is a tendency in Portuguese literature that is rooted in the work of Teixeira de Pascoaes and the Renascença Portuguesa group. We may also consider that a number of other writers, who to some extent remained on the fringes of their contemporary aesthetic movements, were connected with it, such as Afonso Duarte (even though this author had links with the psychologism of the generation developing around the magazine Presença and has generally been claimed as an aesthetic companion of some neo-realists) and Tomás da Fonseca (who were, however, like Ferreira de Castro and Aquilino Ribeiro, also recognised as predecessors of the neo-realists) or Irene Lisboa (who can also be included amongst the Presença generation).

Saudosismo (broadly speaking a nostalgic yearning for the good things of the past) has several points of contact with the movement known as “Integralismo Lusitano” (Portuguese Integrationalism), associated with the poet António Sardinha), but its harking back to the past is more closely related to a lyrical attitude than to any sense of political action.

Portrait of Teixeira de Pascoaes 
by Raul Brandão




© Instituto Camões, 2001