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The Crime of Father Amaro

Eca de Queiros

Translated by Nan Flanagan

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ISBN: 978 1 857546 84 2
Categories: 19th Century, Portuguese
Imprint: Aspects of Portugal
Published: February 2003
216 x 134 x 26 mm
354 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Hardback
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  • The explosive and highly controversial 2002 film of The Crime of Father Amaro (El crimen del Padre Amaro) is set in Mexico, in a material and religious culture of this century not unlike the provincial Portugal where, as a young man, Eça de Queiros was despatched to train for the consular service. The Crime of Father Amaro is set in Leiria, a provincial cathedral city, in which the hypocrisies of churchmen were not far to seek. Father Amaro, a young man like Eça himself, with a priestly rather than a diplomatic vocation, falls into a relationship with a woman, and their tragic story unfolds with a harsh relentlessness. The situation of women, tightly swaddled in conformities yet fevered in their illusions of romance, much troubled the young author in this and later books.
    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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