Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French, Spanish
About the Author
EDUARDO LOURENÇO (1923-) is Portugal’s most celebrated literary and cultural critic today. He is recognized as the leading authority on the foremost Portuguese-language poet of the twentieth century, Fernando Pessoa. Lourenço’s vast writings on Portuguese literature and culture—somewhat the Portuguese equivalent of the essays of the Spaniards José Ortega y Gasset and Miguel Unamuno—have garnered two major prizes, the Charles Veillon European Essay Prize, for 1988, and the Camões Prize, for 1996.