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Matriz. Novos Continentes, 29.

CENTENO, Y.K.

Published by Lisbon, Editorial Presença, 1988., 1988
Soft cover
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8°, original illustrated wrappers. In fine condition. Author's signed and dated six-line presentation inscription on half title recto: "A Rita Iriarte [?], // em homenagem amiga, // para além dos Sapatos, o esforço // do Cominhas [?] . // Ivette // 1988". 187 pp., (2 blank ll.). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this novella. Y.[vette] K.[ace] Centeno, writer of fiction, drama, and essays, was born in Lisbon, 1940, of German-Polish ancestry. She spent part of her childhood in Buenos Aires. After a course in German studies at Coimbra University, she took a master's degree at the Faculdade de Letras, Lisboa, with a thesis about Robert Musil. In 1978 she received her doctorate in German Philology from the same institution, with a thesis on Goethe's Faust. Director of the ACARTE service (Serviço de Animação, Criação, Artística e Educação pela Arte) of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, she has colaborated in Colóquio / Letras, Jornal de Letras, Cadernos de Literatura, Cronos, Persona, the Diário de notícias, as well as other newspapers and reviews. Among others, she has translated Goethe, Stendhal, Brecht, and Celan into Portuguese, and has written about Camões and Fernando Pessoa. She has produced a significant body of fiction and poetry.Provenance: Rita Iriarte (b. 1934) has written many works of literary criticism, particularly on German authors.*** On Centeno, see Álvaro Manuel Machado in Machado, ed., Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 123; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses VI, 618-20; Maria de Lourdes A. Ferraz in Biblos, I, 1095-96: mentioning that this work shows "un humor característico, um tanto cáustico." Not located in Porbase. Bookseller Inventory # 37376

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Title: Matriz. Novos Continentes, 29.

Publisher: Lisbon, Editorial Presença, 1988.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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