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A observadora do mundo urbano : Solidão, de Irene Lisboa

Title in English An observer of the urban world : Solidao, by Irene Lisboa


Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source STEM + L. Ciencia, tecnologia, engenharia e matemática, na língua que nos une
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Portuguese fiction; city in literature; Irene Lisboa
Description The article analyses the urban theme in Solidao (1939), by Irene Lisboa, one of the most important authors of the first half of the 20th century. Although the problematic of the city belongs to the lines of force in Irene Lisboa's work, it has not, so far, aroused much academic interest. The present article, therefore, develops the works that have been dedicated to this theme (Morao 1993; Lopes 1994; Magalhaes 1995), focusing on the peripatetic figure and her ability to observe the urban environment, especially the human "landscape", a portrait of the humble people, with whom the narrator feels a strong emotional bond. But despite this harmony, the primordial sensation that animates the irenian text is, precisely, solitude, as the inscription of an insubmissive woman who dared to transgress the conventions of the time.
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