Antero de Quental

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Antero de Quental

Antero de Quental (1842-1891) - Portuguese thinker and poet, leader of generation of seventies.[1]

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Antero Tarquínio de Quental was born on 18 April 1842 in Ponta Delgada in the islands of Azores.[2] He was a son of Fernando de Quental, a former soldier, and his wife Ana Guilhermina da Maia. He studied at the University of Coimbra[3] and soon became a leader of his fellow students. He protested against the shape of Portuguese poetry of the time. He shot himself on 11 september 1891 in his native town.[2]

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During his stay at the university he wrote Raios de Extincta Luz (Rays of Vanishing Light) and Primaveras Românticas (Romantic Springtimes).[2] Antero de Quental's most famous work however is Odes Modernas, published in 1865. He wrote in the first place sonnets.[2] They were translated into English in 1922 by Sylvanus Griswold Morley[2] as Sonnets and poems of Anthero de Quental. He wrote essays, too, for example Bom Senso e Bom Gosto (Good Sense and Good Taste).[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Antero de Quental (1842-1891) at Instituto Camões
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Antero de Quental at Encyclopaedia Britannica
  3. Antero de Quental at Projecto Vercial

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