Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes original research related to the literatures and cultures of the diverse communities of the Portuguese-speaking world from a broad range of academic, critical and theoretical approaches.
Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 2
Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 2
Lídia Jorge in Other Words/por Outras Palavras
Guest editor: Cláudia Pazos Alonso, Oxford University

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

1999 . 248 pp. 6 x 8 3/4"
Literary Fiction / Portugal

$24.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-01-6


Essays on the work of a prominent contemporary Portuguese novelist.

The present volume features an array of essays on some of Lídia Jorge best-known fiction. Special attention is devoted here to A Costa dos Murmúrios, undoubtedly her most celebrated novel at home and abroad. The importance of its central theme–a personal recollection of colonial wartime in Mozambique that engages in dialogue with the highly fictionalized account featured at the outset of the book–would amply suffice to justify the interest it has elicited. But the original treatment which Lídia Jorge affords to her chosen theme enables her to problematize a wide range of issues close to the heart of modern readers (be they Portuguese or not), including personal and collective identity, memory, history, language, and representation itself. Here in the present volume, this novel is the focus of three pieces that develop incisive and insightful parameters of analysis focusing on the role of memory and the portrayal of women to cast a new light on this seminal text.

The Collection