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Lucky In Love

David Mourao-Ferreira

Translated by Christine Robinson

Cover of Lucky in Love by David Mourao-Ferreira
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ISBN: 978 1 857543 88 9
Categories: Portuguese
Imprint: Aspects of Portugal
Published: January 1999
217 x 140 x 20 mm
256 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Lisbon: some years on from the bloodless revolution of 1974. A sculptor in the prime of life has rediscovered love and reviews the many women that have shaped the man he is today. From his mother and household servants to his wife and his countless other sexual partners: he is trying to decide what the next step should be in his relationship with Y, his ethereal new love.

    On his journey, he discovers a language of 'womanlike words', and with these he conducts a love affair that leads ultimately to this tangible book.

    Lucky in Love can be seen as a modern rendition of the Roman myth of Janus, the god of doors, gateways; he was also believed to ensure happy endings, but in the case of this novel, the successful outcome of the narrator's two parallel love affairs is left tantalisingly to the reader's judgement and imagination.
    David Mourao-Ferreira
    Poet, playwright, novelist and translator, David Mourão-Ferreira (1927-1997) was a great teacher and a fine essayist. He was Minister of Culture in three Portuguese governments (1976-1979). Um Amor Feliz, his most important novel, was published in 1986. ... read more
    Christine Robinson
    Christine Robinson has a Master's degree in Romance Languages and Literatures from King's College, London, and holds the Diploma in Translation from the Institute of Linguists. She works full-time in the field of literary translation. ... read more
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