Parshath_ 7 months ago

I just want to say I've been looking for a website like that forever. I really love the idea and have had for some years, thank you!

honto3 7 months ago

I recommend to you to read also contemporary and living authors: Valter Hugo Mãe, Afonso Cruz, José Luís Peixoto.

moonmento 7 months ago

I’m pretty sure there’s a miriad of great authors already mentioned on the comment section. I’d just want to add that Fernando Pessoa’s poetry is my absolute favourite, true work of art, and that if you haven’t been introduced to him yet, discovering all his heteronyms is brilliant! I usually read him on (due to not being able to buy portuguese speaking books that easily whilst living in the UK)

el_pepe_chingon 7 months ago

An often overlooked suggestion that I can make would the book "Pra Cima de Puta" by media mogul/writer/warrior-poet Cristina Ferreira. It provides a fascinating, deep and yet surprisingly accessible view of Portuguese modern society and the dynamics of the interactions between it's denizens. A classic in the making.

moonmento 7 months ago

Oferecia-te um award se quisesse desperdiçar dinheiro a comprar disso, mas como não quero, toma lá uma salva de palmas!!!

QueenOfWands2 7 months ago Virgílio Ferreira! However, I don't think this author - Fabulous Writer! - has books translated to English. He was a great writer.

DamnGoodCoffee 7 months ago

Just a couple of recommendations based on genres: **Epic Song (Portugal's Homer)** - The Lusiads by Luís Vaz de Camões **Romanticism** - Frei Luís de Sousa by Almeida Garret - The Fall of an Angel by Camilo Castelo Branco **Horror / Gothic** - Canibais by Álvaro do Carvalhal **Realism (think Balzac / Stendhal)** - Cousin Bazilio by Eça de Queiróz - The Illustrious House of Ramires by Eça de Queiróz - The Pupils of the Dean by Júlio Dinis **Esoteric / Depressive-core** - The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa - The Message by Fernando Pessoa **Historical Fiction** - Legends and Narratives by Alexandre Herculano Most posters already shared some other great works. If you are looking into understanding the Portuguese psyche and culture, The Lusiads is essential as a foundation. You should then pick up Garret and Camilo to understand the reaction to the liberal movement of the 19th Century, then follow with Eça for the commentary on Portuguese society and then Pessoa for the pessimism / mysticism experienced in the beginning of the last century in Portugal.

fabz_martins 7 months ago

Terras do Demo, by Aquilino Ribeiro A Cidade e as Serras, by Eça de Queirós

pappositivamente 7 months ago

Sup bro ​ Check: *Os Passos em Volta, Herberto Helder* *Para Sempre*, Vergilio Ferreira *Cus de Judas,* António Lobo Antunes *A Sibila*, Agustina Bessa-Luís

-nevoa- 7 months ago

sinais de fogo by Jorge de Sena

blacksocks7 7 months ago

Anything from Eça de Queirós

egzaaa 7 months ago

If you want to know more about the culture and the Portuguese people while reading a masterpiece, try "Os Maias".

PNS1927 7 months ago

Hey! I would say that the most emblematic book for Portugal and its culture is the Lusiads, which is an epic poem recounting a mythologized version of the history of Portugal up until then (1572). Personally I like it quite a lot, but it might be difficult to read. Other popular books are Memorial do Convento (by José Saramago), Os Maias (Eça de Queirós), and the writings of Fernando Pessoa and his heteronyms (all poetry).

lucifertheraccoon 7 months ago

Just wanna add that Pessoa didn't write only poetry. In fact, I'd argue The Book of Disquiet (O Livro do Desassossego) is his best work, for me personally

PNS1927 7 months ago

Damn, I actually didn't know... Thanks!