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Cousin Basilio

Eca De Queiros

Translated by Roy Campbell

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ISBN: 978 0 856359 67 5
Categories: Portuguese, Translation
Imprint: Aspects of Portugal
Published: August 1993
216 x 140 x 20 mm
296 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Returning from Brazil, Bazilio tells his cousin Louisa of the brave new world. His revelation leads to a devastating conclusion. 'O Primo Bazilio has a far deeper tragedy than Madame Bovary,' wrote Roy Campbell, 'because the girl involved is not a bitch... but a most loveable character... one of the most tragic novels of the nineteenth century.'
    Eca De Queiros
    Eca de Queiros was born in 1845 at Povoa de Varzim in northern Portugal, the son of a magistrate. After studying law, he travelled widely and entered the diplomatic service. Married, and with four children, Eca was known as a genial host, a raconteur, wit, dandy, aesthete and bon viveur . ... read more
    Roy Campbell
    Roy Campbell was a South African poet. He was considered by many poets - including T. S. Eliot and Dylan Thomas - to have been one of the best poets of the period between the First and Second World Wars. Campbell's attacks upon the Marxism and Freudianism, and support for causes ... read more
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