Eça de Queirós' work has primarily been studied within the context of French literature and culture.This book presents a different Eça. Focusing on the years that he lived in Paris, it demonstrates how the periodicals he himself conceived and edited were modeled on dozens of Victorian ones such as the Contemporary Review, the Review of Reviews or the Idler, as well as on some American ones such as the Forum, the Arena, and the North American Review. This book shows us an Eça who is undeniably an Anglophile, an Eça long seduced by the diversity and originality of English thought, an Eça increasingly distant from the French cultural model which had marked his education. This is a paradigm that, while in England (from 1874 to 1888), he perceives as being too restrictive if it were not complemented by the vast Anglo-Saxon universe which he was given to discover andfor which he nurtures a greater fascination, or we could even say a greater passion, than that to which critics and he himself are willing to admit. Teresa Pinto Coelho is Full Professor and Chair in Anglo-PortugueseStudies at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Subjects: Language & Literature, History
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