Tales and More Tales from Mountain

Tales and More Tales from Mountain These brief and telling stories of rustic life and love are set in the remote and barren Tras os Montes over the mountains region of North East Portugal The author speaks of the men and women living t

  • Title: Tales and More Tales from Mountain
  • Author: Miguel Torga Ivana Carlsen
  • ISBN: 9781857542028
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • These brief and telling stories of rustic life and love are set in the remote and barren Tras os Montes over the mountains region of North East Portugal The author speaks of the men and women living there, complex in emotion and thought, and elusive and thrifty with words.

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    About "Miguel Torga Ivana Carlsen"

    1. Miguel Torga Ivana Carlsen

      Miguel Torga, pseudonym of Adolfo Correia da Rocha was one of the greatest Portuguese writers of the 20th century He wrote poetry, short stories, theater and a 16 volume diary.He was born in a village in Tr s os Montes, northern Portugal, to small time farmer parents After a short spell as student in a catholic seminary in Lamego, also in Tr s os Montes, in 1920 his father sent him to Brazil where he worked on the coffee plantation of an uncle who, finding him to be a clever student, paid his high school there and afterwards his medicine graduation 1933 at the University of Coimbra, in Portugal to where he returns in 1925 After graduation he worked in his village and in other places in the country, publishing his books from his own pocket for a number of years In 1941, he established himself as an otolaryngologist physician in Coimbra.His agnostic beliefs seems to reflect in his work, that deals mainly with the nobility of the human condition in a beautiful but ruthless world where God is absent or is nothing but a passive and silent, indiferent creator.After the value of his work was being recognized, he went on to receive several awards, as the Pr mio Cam es in 1989 and the Montaigne award in 1981 He was several times nominated for the Nobel Prize of Literature, being the last one in 1994, but he never won.Source enpedia wiki Miguel_T

    846 thoughts on “Tales and More Tales from Mountain”

    1. This is a great set of stories from the 1940s describing the life in rural North-Eastern Portugal. As a group, they are somewhat depressing as everyone lives in poverty and the only prospect for improvement seems to lie in emigrating to the United States or Brazil. All in all these tales seem to be very consistent with what I heard from the ¨Portuguese immigrants as I was growing up in Canada in the 1960s.


    2. I really enjoy the unpretentious lucidity of Torga's storytelling here. Each short stories attempt to capture the lives of people of that region in Portugal, framing each of them as a unique impressionistic depiction. Finishing this book, there's left a touching recollection on me of a collage of faces of the peripheral figures, living in the remote recesses of Portugal, quite forgotten and, well, living


    3. I really liked this books. Some of the stories are very touching, other are more humouristic and there were a few i didn't enjoy very much. Miguel Torga has a beautiful writing, too :)


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