Eça de Queirós

José Maria de Eça de Queirós was a Portuguese novelist, considered to be one of the greatest writers in the Portuguese language. His works often critique the social, economic, and political issues of his time.

Books

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  1. 1. The City And The Mountains

    This novel juxtaposes the bustling, superficial life of the city with the serene, authentic existence in the countryside. Through the eyes of its protagonist, who transitions from a jaded urbanite to finding solace and purpose in the rural landscapes of his homeland, the narrative explores themes of materialism, the value of simplicity, and the quest for genuine happiness. The author masterfully contrasts the decadent Parisian society with the pastoral beauty and traditional values of Portugal, critiquing the hollow pursuits of the elite and celebrating the unpretentious, vibrant life connected to nature.

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