This book presents a number of essays written by specialists in various fields that include literary criticism, linguistics, sociology, history and art criticism. It offers an excellent overview of Portuguese modernism in a current, challenging and encompassing manner.
Indroduction Main Figures and Magazines 1. Portuguese Precursors of the First Modernist Generation 2. Fernando Pessoa: Not One but Multiple isms 3. Mário de Sá-Carneiro: Modernism Achieved by Means of Wrong Beauty 4. Lisbon Stories: The Dialogue between Word and Image in the Work of Jose de Almada Negreiros 5. José de Almada Negreiros: Modernism in the Visual Arts 6. Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso: A Modernist Painter 7. António Botto’s Impossible Queerness of Being 8. Modernist Differences: Judith Teixeira and Florbela Espanca 9. Antonio Ferro: Modernism and Politics 10. How the First Portuguese Modernism Became Public: From Orpheu to Athena 11. The Presença Generation 12. Vieira da Silva: The Visible and the Gap 13. The Formation of a Modernist Tradition in Contemporary Portuguese Poetry Historical and Comparative Perspectives 14. The Continuum of Modernism in the Iberian Peninsula, 1890-1936 15. Portuguese Modernism, Brazilian Modernism 16. The Reception of Futurism in Portugal 17. Modernist Confluences: Comparative Perspectives on Portuguese Modernism 18. The Tail of the Lizard: Pessoan Disquietude and the Subject of Modernity 19. Ezra Pound and Fernando Pessoa with T. S. Eliot in-between 20. A Scattering of Shards: The Fragmentation of the Subject in the Orpheu Generation 21. Modernist Theatre in the First Two Decades of the Twentieth Century 22. The Aesthetics of Nationalism: Modernism and Authoritarianism in Early Twentieth-Century Portugal 23. Spiritualism and Poetry in Modernist Portugal 24. Important Literary Works of Portuguese Modernism