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Eça de Queirós
Birth date: November 25, 1845
Died: August 16, 1900
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Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it 7 years ago
The high time of José Maria de Eça de Queiroz (modern spelling Queirós: 1843-1900) was the second half of the nineteenth century, and yet, he is up to this day one of the most renowned and respected writers that Portugal ever saw. The English translations of several of his works keep being in print;...
Haidji - Books...and...Books!
Haidji - Books...and...Books! rated it 7 years ago
The book is about the life of Carlos da Maia (rich, handsome, generous and intelligent) in 1870s Portugal, when along with his best friend and partner in crime João da Ega he spends his time making witticisms about society and having affairs. Carlos desires to be a doctor, but once he has lavishly f...
MatthewHunter
MatthewHunter rated it 10 years ago
I learned about Eca de Queiros through literary critic Michael Dirda. Depending on who you ask, Eca de Queiros gets lumped alongside Dickens, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Balzac, and other greats. High praise! And The Yellow Sofa didn't disappoint. It's an excellently written novella loaded with humor, irony,...
My Very Own Book Mayhem
My Very Own Book Mayhem rated it 10 years ago
E eis que finalmente chega a minha opinião acerca deste clássico da língua portuguesa.Para ser sincera, estava à espera de pior. Tinha muito pouca vontade de começar "Os Maias", porque pensava que iria detestar o livro. No entanto, isso não aconteceu. Dei por mim a gostar da história, a rir-me do Eg...
wodehousing
wodehousing rated it 13 years ago
Read for 11th grade portuguese
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