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O site jahsonic.com tem uma parte bacana dedicada ao dub, com sua história, links e bios de Lee Perry e King Tubby. Nada muito profissional, mas é uma boa lida pra quem está começando a ouvir.--http://www.dub.blogger.com.br/2003_07_01_archive.html#4043072

The Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1669) - Vicomte De Guilleragues, Gabriel De

The Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1669) - Vicomte De Guilleragues, Gabriel De Lavergne [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

The "Portuguese Letters" were published anonymously in 1669, alleged translations into French of letters written by a Portuguese nun to a French officer who had loved and left her. Recent scholarship suggests Guilleragues was their author. Reminiscent of the exchanges between Heloise and Abelard of an earlier time, the letters display a remarkable acuity of psychological insight into the mind of a woman in love and on the edge of hysteria. --via Amazon.com

The Letters of a Portuguese Nun were written by the 17th century Franciscan nun, Marianna Alcoforado, to Noel Bouton, later Marquis de Chamilly. The letters to her lover which have earned her renown in literature were written between December 1667 and June 1668, and they described the successive stages of faith, doubt and despair through which she passed. The letters could also be considered pieces of unconscious psychological self-analysis. The five short letters written by Marianna to "expostulate her desertion" form one of the few documents of extreme human experience, and reveal a passion which in the course of two centuries has lost nothing of its heat. Perhaps their dominant note is reality, and, sad reading as they are from the moral standpoint, their absolute candour, exquisite tenderness and entire self-abandonment have excited the wonder and admiration of great men and women in every age, from Madame de Sévigné to Gladstone. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letters_of_a_Portuguese_Nun [Sept 2005]

See also: epistolary novel - love - nun - 1600s - novel

The Book of Disquiet (1982) - Fernando Pessoa

The Book of Disquiet (1982) - Fernando Pessoa [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (b. June 13, 1888 in Lisbon, Portugal — d. November 30, 1935 in the city of his birth) was a poet and writer, seen by many as one of the most notable Portuguese authors of all time. Critic Harold Bloom referred to him in the book The Western Canon as the most representative poet of the 20th century, along with Pablo Neruda. Pessoa is unique as an author due to the prevalence of heteronyms in his writing, with few of his poems being signed by himself. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Pessoa [Jan 2006]

See also: 1982 - literature - modern literature - Portugal

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