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The Yellow Sofa and Three Portraits

Eca de Queiros

Translated by John Vetch

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Categories: Portuguese
Imprint: Aspects of Portugal
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • This volume brings together four of Ea's beguiling shorter works. Alves comes home early to celebrate his birthday and finds Lulu, his wife, in the arms of another man, reclining on the eponymous yellow sofa. The Three Portraits are telling examples of the short story, another form in which Eca excelled.
    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
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