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Lisbon, Edies Saber, 1952.. FIRST EDITION. 8¡, original printed wrappers (foxing to covers). Occasional minor foxing; rectangular marks similar to the foxing where apparently some tape was removed from first and final leaves. Overall in good to very good condition. Author's signed five-line presentation inscription on half title: "A Joo Villaret, // Grande Amigo da Poesia // com o abrao de sempre // do // Alberto". Illustrated lithograph bookplate of A.[lfredo] Ribeiro dos Santos on verso of initial leaf. 60 pp., (1 l., 1 blank l.). *** FIRST EDITION. A second edition appeared in 2002. Alberto de Serpa Esteves de Oliveira (1906-1992), poet, dramatist, essayist and book collector, attended the University of Coimbra for three years but was more interested in collaborating with the writers of Presena than in studying. He published his first novel, Saudade do mar, at age 17, and two collections of poetry (Quadras and Evo) soon after, but it was his later collections Varanda, 1934, and Vinte poemas da noite, 1935, that led to his unanimous recognition by critics as an important modern poet. Casais Monteiro says that Serpa, along with Branquinho da Fonseca, Carlos Queirs and Francisco Bugalho, give us "um novo aspecto do abandono egotista a um eu inadaptado aco É[Serpa] tem, na poesia, no uma via de contacto com a realidade, mas, por assim dizer, um instrumento a cuja musica embala a sua dolorosa impresso de diferena e de incompatibilidade" (p. 239).After his years in Coimbra, Serpa returned to his native Porto and became an insurance broker. He was imprisoned for political reasons in 1936, and at the same period became once again a fervent Catholic. Throughout his life he contributed to Portuguese literary reviews, including A Aguia, Aventura, Cadernos de poesia, Cavalo de todas as cores (co-editor), Dilogo, Momento, Presena (editor of the second series, 1939-40), Quatro ventos and Trptico.Provenance: Joo [Henrique Pereira] Villaret (Lisbon, 1913-Lisbon, 1961), actor, cinematographer, and director. See Grande enciclopdia, XXXVI, 129-30.*** Casais Monteiro, Poesia portuguesa contempornea pp. 239-45. Saraiva & Lopes, Histria da literatura portuguesa (1976) pp. 1096-7. Grande enciclopdia XXVIII, 456-7. See also Fernando Guimares in Machado, ed., Dicionrio de literatura portuguesa, p. 449; Eugenio Lisboa in Biblos, IV, 1276-7; and Dicionrio cronolgico de autores portugueses, IV, 291-2. Porbase locates four copies in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (one with a presentation inscription), and two in the Fundao Calouste Gulbenkian. Copac locates a single copy at the British Library.
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- Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books (US)
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- V se vs terras de Espanha.
- SERPA, Alberto de
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- FIRST EDITION
- Lisbon, Edies Saber, 1952.
- poetry, poems, verse, Portuguese literature, modernism, signed presentation copies
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