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12:31 Mar 26, 2018
Portuguese to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Portuguese term or phrase:Saudosismo
Saudosismo é o nome de um movimento estético e escola literária que envolveu um grupo de obras produzidas em Portugal, no inicio do século XX, mas é diferente de nostalgia.
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(...) In founding the SAUDOSISMO MOVEMENT in 1912, poet TEIXEIRA DE PASCOAS, for example, defines saudade as a blend of grief and desire, the true essence of the Portuguese soul which is both directed back toward the past and forward toward the future (in Leal 2000, 273-74). According to Pascoas, saudade is also a driving force behind historical events such as the founding of Portugal by King Afonso Henriques, the Discoveries, the Lusíadas, Sebastianismo, and independence from Spain in 1640 (in Leal 2000, 274). Saudade’s very definition implies an atemporal fluidity; “saudade is characterized by its contradictory duplicity: it is a pain of absence and a pleasure of presence through memory. (...)
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