Snippet: 60th anniversary edition of “A Sibila”

The Portuguese news agency Lusa informed that the novel A Sibila [The sibyl] by Agustina Bessa-Luís (Vila Meã, 1922) will be reedited this September on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of its original publication. Its protagonist is called Quina, and the plot is set between 1850 and 1950, with references to the Patuleia revolution (1846-47) and the proclamation of the Portuguese Republic (1910), and it takes place in the Amarante region, where the author grew up. The novel won the Delfim Guimarães and the Eça de Queiroz awards in 1954; it has been translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Other works by Bessa-Luís are e.g. Mundo fechado [Closed world, 1948], Os incuráveis [The incurables, 1956], Os meninos de ouro [The golden boys, 1983], and Joia de família [Jewel family, 2001]. Some have been made into movies, such as Fanny Owen – the movie is called Francisca. As far as this blogger can tell, none has been translated into English.

 SOURCE: Diário de Notícias, Aug. 8, 2014

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