The Illustrious House of Ramires

The Illustrious House of Ramires

Ironic comedy is the keynote of the novel .... Eça de Queiros has justly been compared with Flaubert and Stendhal."(The London Spectator) This story centers on Goncalo Ramires, heir to the most noble family of Portugal.

Author: Eça de Queirós

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811212645

Category: Fiction

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Eca de Queiros (1845-1900) ought to be," as the London Observer stated, "up there with Balzac, Dickens, and Tolstoy as one of the talismanic names of the nineteenth century." His superlative penultimate novel, The Illustrious House of Ramires (1900) centers on Goncalo Ramires, heir to the most noble family of Portugal. Goncalo, charming but disastrously effete, muddles through his life while writing a historical novel based on the heroic deeds of his ancestors. "The record of their valour is ironically counterpointed by his own chicanery. A combination of Don Quixote and Walter Mitty, he is continually humiliated [but he] is at the same time kindhearted ... . Ironic comedy is the keynote of the novel ... . Eca de Queiros has justly been compared with Flaubert and Stendhal."( The London Spectator ) "
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The Illustrious House of Ramires

The Illustrious House of Ramires

In a brilliant new translation, the wonderful penultimate novel by Eça de Queirós: “Portugal's greatest novelist” (José Saramago) The Illustrious House of Ramires, presented here in a sparkling new translation by Margaret Jull Costa, ...

Author: José Maria de Eça de Queirós

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811226981

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In a brilliant new translation, the wonderful penultimate novel by Eça de Queirós: “Portugal's greatest novelist” (José Saramago) The Illustrious House of Ramires, presented here in a sparkling new translation by Margaret Jull Costa, is the favorite novel of many Eça de Queirós aficionados. This late masterpiece, wickedly funny and yet profoundly tender, centers on Gonçalo Ramires, heir to a family so aristocratic that it predates even the kings of Portugal. Gonçalo—charming but disastrously effete, idealistic but hopelessly weak—muddles through his pampered life, burdened by a grand ambition. He is determined to write a great historical novel based on the heroic deeds of his fierce medieval ancestors. But “the record of their valor,” as The London Spectator remarked, “is ironically counterpointed by his own chicanery. A combination of Don Quixote and Walter Mitty, Ramires is continually humiliated but at the same time kindhearted. Ironic comedy is the keynote of the novel. Eça de Queirós has justly been compared with Flaubert and Stendhal."
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The Babel Guide to the Fiction of Portugal Brazil Africa in English Translation

The Babel Guide to the Fiction of Portugal  Brazil   Africa in English Translation

His P Ramires of enterThe Illustrious House of Ramires ( A llustre Casa de
Ramires ) Like his French contemporary Huysmans , Eça de Queiros started his
writing career as a disciple of Zola but came of age as a satirist rather than a
realist .

Author: Ray Keenoy

Publisher: Boulevard Books

ISBN: UOM:39015037773408

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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The Babel guide has 150 original reviews of books by Portuguese, Brazilian and African (from Angola and Mozambique) authors available in English. Each review provides a kind of trailer for the work, with an excerpt as a taster. Alongside names such as Portugal's Jose Saramago or Brazil's Jorge Amado, a collection of other books and authors are covered like the simpatica Clarice Lispector and mystery modernist Fernando Pessoa. It includes a database of portuguese fiction translated since 1945 with original titles and current prices. This is the second in a series of accessible, illustrated guides to world fiction available in English translation. It is aimed at the general reader of fiction, travellers looking for background books, and students of European Studies, Latin American literature and culture and Portugese and African literature, post-colonial literature and as a general literary reference.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Journal X

Journal X

Very possibly , given his specialty on Eça de Queirós , the celebrated nineteenth
- century realist writer , he might have had in mind one particular illustrious house
. In one of his last novels , The Illustrious House of Ramires , 3 published ...

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On Emerging from Hyper nation

On Emerging from Hyper nation

As we have seen, in the case of Eça de Queirós and The Illustrious House of
Ramires the dominant mode of reception, that is, that area of the “literary
institution” (that term designating a sub-sphere of the “institution of art”) that
includes the ...

Author: Ronald W. Sousa

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557536976

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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On Emerging From Hyper-Nation represents Ronald W. Sousa's attempt to answer the question, “Why do I smile on reading one of Saramago's 'historical' novels?” Why that reaction of emotional release? To answer the “smile question” the book engages in a critical mode that could be described as “discourse analysis.” It combines several critical strains and relies on basic concepts from Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, Adlerian psychology, and contemporary cognitive psychology for their discourse-analytical value rather than as entrées into psychoanalytical reading per se. The discussion brings to light a number of textual phenomena that bear upon the “smile question.” The reading of Sousa's reading, then, ends up being a reading of some of the cultural forces at work in postrevolutionary Portugal.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Critical Survey of Long Fiction

Critical Survey of Long Fiction

He employed indirect free discourse here and throughout his remaining novels
as a means of diminishing authorial presence . Neither of Eça de Queiróz ' final
two novels , The Illustrious House of Ramires and The City and the Mountains ...

Author: Frank Northen Magill

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ISBN: 0893563714

Category: Fiction

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Becoming True to Ourselves

Becoming True to Ourselves

For Gonçalo Ramires of A Ilustre Casa de Ramires ( The Illustrious House of
Ramires ) , the task of integration for the nineteenth - century Portuguese consists
of tying the past and present together . He attempts to do this by plagiarizing a
text ...

Author: Maria Luisa Nunes

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015028749474

Category: Social Science

Page: 94

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Nunes' conclusion is succinct and contains several original ideas. Unlike most writers, she claims that human interdependence is a fact that may have positive effects. . . . Becoming True to Ourselves is an outstanding work of research and presents insightful and original concerns about a topic that had not been studied previously but is of major importance. Rocky Mountain Review Becoming True to Ourselves is a penetrating exploration of literary strategies of decolonization in the Portuguese-speaking world. Divided into three parts, the analysis centers on an examination of the Portuguese, Brazilian, and African colonial experiences as viewed through the eyes of native contemporary writers over a 100-year span. This examination enables the author to uncover the fundamental relationship between cultural decolonization and national identity and reveals an unusually vital literary tradition that both reinforces and helps impel these nation's drives toward cultural, political, and economic independence.
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The Spectator

The Spectator

The Illustrious House of Ramires is the story of a young nobleman , Gonçalo
Mendes Ramires , the last descendant of a great house whose origins go back to
the times when Portugal was not yet even a concept . Living in the lazy comfort of
 ...

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The Journal of the American Portuguese Cultural Society

The Journal of the American Portuguese Cultural Society

The present translation is the splendid achievement of Ann Stevens , who
previously has given us the same writer's Illustrious House of Ramires and , with
Patricia McGowan Pinheiro's collaboration , The Maias , Eça's most ambitious
novel .

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ISBN: IND:30000111332056

Category: Portugal

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Portuguese Literary Cultural Studies

Portuguese Literary   Cultural Studies

ilustre Casa de Ramires [ The Illustrious House of Ramires ) ; and a third , O
Gorjão — Primeira Dama ( Gorjão — The First Lady ) . This last one leads us to
think that it would be the title of a book meant to study homosexuality , as the
writer ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556039238126

Category: Civilization, Modern

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Categories: Civilization, Modern

The New Criterion

The New Criterion

The retentive reader now " getting on in years ” may vaguely recall the titles of
those translations , now mostly out of print - The Sin of Father Amaro , Cousin
Bazilio , The Mandarin , The Relic , The Maias , The Illustrious House of Ramires
, The ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822024600694

Category: Arts

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Lisbon

Lisbon

The Illustrious House of Ramires and The Maia are both entertaining narratives
which give a comprehensive account of nineteenthcentury Portuguese society ;
Cousin Bazilio is a gripping story of a woman's daring affair in the confines of ...

Author: Matthew Hancock

Publisher:

ISBN: 1858282977

Category: Lisbon (Portugal)

Page: 272

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A mini look at Portugal's capital--published in time for Expo '98, a World's Fair for businesses, expecting 15 million in attendance during the summer of 1998. Includes 16 pages of maps, 12 in full color, this miniature guidebook is concisely written and laden with a full range of sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife, and accommodation options.
Categories: Lisbon (Portugal)

The Reader s Adviser

The Reader s Adviser

The protagonist of The Illustrious House of Ramires ransoms his family's prestige
through colonial enterprise . It must be remembered that the last two novels were
written after the humiliating ultimatum delivered by Great Britain in 1890 , which ...

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ISBN: IND:30000114363165

Category: Best books

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Categories: Best books

Curves of Time

Curves of Time

We “ had a real good time , ” in the words of Damaso , a character in Eça de
Queiroz ' s novel A ilustre casa de Ramires ( The Illustrious House of Ramires ) .
Oh , what memories ! We were all the best of friends and we certainly understood
the ...

Author: Oscar Neimeyer

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015049483038

Category: Architecture

Page: 185

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The Brazilian architect describes his life and career.
Categories: Architecture

The Rediscoverers Major Writers in the Portuguese Literature of National Regeneration

The Rediscoverers  Major Writers in the Portuguese Literature of National Regeneration

4 , the latter more specifically . 11. A Ilustre Casa de Ramires ( Lisboa : Edição “
Livros do Brasil , ” n.d. ) , 254 ; quotations are identified by page and chapter
numbers . 12. The English is quoted from The Illustrious House of Ramires ...

Author: Ronald W. Sousa

Publisher: University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015053230465

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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This book is a study in the social history of literature. Portugal's power and prestige began to decline in the mid-1500's, reducing the nation's international standing and self-image to a low point from which it has never fully recovered. In the ensuing years, this book argues, mythicizing the Age of the Discoveries and establishing a link to it have been recurring patterns in Portuguese thought. These patterns are reflected in what is called "the literature of national regeneration." Portugal's days of glory were short-lived: from the capture of the Arab port of Ceuta in North Africa (1415) to the defeat by the Moors in present-day Morocco (1578). The latter, in which the Portuguese king and the cream of the nobility perished, led to the accession of a Spanish king and to the end, in the Portuguese consciousness, of an era of greatness. The author's introduction discusses the impact on Portugal of "two of the strongest intellectual currents of the age--Renaissance Humanism and a late-Medieval tendency toward prophecy," showing these "involved an extremely idealistic outlook on experience" and that such idealism was subject to frustration. Dr. Sousa shows how the self-image of writers since the Age of the Discoveries "commingles in their minds with the image they have of their nation." Chapters are devoted to Luis de Camoes and his epic poem Os Lusiadas (1572), Antonia Vieira and his Historia do Futuro (1647-63), Almeida Garrett and his lyric-narrative poem Camos (1825) Eca de Queiroz and his novel A Ilustre Casa de Ramires (1900), and Fernando Pessoa and his volume of poetry Mensagem (1934). Each of these authors is shown to treat the preoccupations of his time--ethical, political, and aesthetic--but with the leitmotif of national regeneration. The book's unique literary-historical synthesis makes it valuable to both Hispanic scholars and those seeking an introduction to Portuguese literature.
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A Man of Letters

A Man of Letters

The Illustrious House of Ramires is a much better rooted and more ambitious
work . Obviously his suggestion that the Portuguese are not experimentalists is a
Portuguese joke , for the book is a novel within a novel , a comedy of the relation
of ...

Author: Victor Sawdon Pritchett

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015009926364

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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Forty-six essays drawn from recent work and from earlier selections examine the works of major British, American, and European writers, including Henry Fielding, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, Mark Twain, and Stendahl
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fads and Fancies

Fads and Fancies

Yet even the hurried traveller realizes that Portugal possesses many delightful
small houses ( the sort of house depicted in Eça de Queiroz ' s novel The
Illustrious House of Ramires ) as well as one splendid show place , the Solar de
Mateus ...

Author: Denys Sutton

Publisher: Wittenborn Art Books

ISBN: UOM:39015004305762

Category: Art

Page: 240

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"Award-winning journalist Michele Weldon provides a potent antidote to the harried single mom stereotype in this beguiling memoir of raising three sons alone in the face of cancer, an ambitious career, and the shadow of her ex. Untethered from a seemingly idyllic life with a handsome but abusive attorney husband, Weldon relates the challenges and triumphs of the years that followed her divorce as she maneuvers through a complicated life of long daily commutes, radiation treatments, supporting the boys' all-consuming high school wrestling careers, and trying to mitigate their hurt and resentment at an absent father. By turns humorous and heartbreaking, Weldon describes facing her fears and failures honestly, guided by a belief in the power of staying calm, doing one's best, and asking for help. She provides a graceful example of how a single mother, and her children, can succeed when others--neighbors, family, teachers, and in this case an incredible high school wrestling coach--step in to fill the void and she can stay the course with common sense and dutiful love"--
Categories: Art

Library Journal

Library Journal

A REVIVED MODERN CLASSIC EÇA DE QUEIRÓS THE ILLUSTRIOUS HOUSE
OF RAMIRES INTRODUCTION BY VS. PRITCHETT GEORGE PEABODY A
Biography BY FRANKLIN PARKER Translated from the Pomiguese by Anne
Steve ...

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ISBN: IND:30000007861358

Category: Libraries

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Book World

Book World

Done with shimmering ironic mirrors a passion for concrete detail , so it is ,
attuning our senses to it THE ILLUSTRIOUS HOUSE OF much so that the reader
feels a through his own until we know RAMIRES . By Eça de Queiroz . delicious
strain ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106018179645

Category: Books

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The American Educator Encyclopedia

The American Educator Encyclopedia

Examples of his novels are o Crime do Padre Amaro ( The Sin of Father Amaro ) ,
a critical study of Catholicism in a small town ; A Ilustre Casa de Ramires ( The
Illustrious House of Ramires ) , an account of the intrigues of provincial life ; and ...

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