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Happy Easter

Jose Migueis

Translated by John Byrne

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ISBN: 978 1 857542 04 2
Categories: Portuguese
Imprint: Aspects of Portugal
Published: September 1995
200 x 135 x 10 mm
220 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Written in 1927, Jose Rodrigues Migueis's Happy Easter (Pescoa Feliz) was a potent challenge to the realism which had dominated the landscape of European fiction. This brief novel remains a vivid and challenging work: it has long been celebrated in Portugal and throughout the Continent as a radical classic. Here it is translated into English for the first time.

    The protagonist, a singularly imaginative individual, suffers
    symptoms of paranoia and schizophrenia. Shut into himself,isolated from the world but not ignorant of it, he lives out a fantasy as a protest
    against the humiliation and hostility which, as he gradually reveals, have
    shaped him since childhood. Yet there, in the asylum he inhabits, he
    declares triumphantly that he has found his true self.

    John Byrne
    John Christopher Byrne was an Irish writer and script editor for the BBC. He travelled extensively in his youth as a travelling poet. During the 1960s he worked as a literary editor, and wrote short stories that were published in Science Fantasy magazine. ... read more
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