with ratings. Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen’s most popular book is A Menina do Mar. Contos Exemplares by. Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen. Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (Oporto, November 6, – Lisbon, July 2, Andresen won acclaim as a storyteller with Contos Exemplares (Exemplary. Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen was a Portuguese poet and writer. In , she was Andresen won acclaim as a storyteller with Contos Exemplares ( Exemplary Tales),”Histórias da Terra e do Mar” (Stories of Land and Sea), and a .

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Books by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (Author of A Menina do Mar)

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, a renowned Portuguese poet, wrote these stories mainly focusing on poverty, suffering, and what would need to be changed in order to achieve a fairer society. He wants to get rid of the new priest of the parish, who speaks about exemplars misery of the poor, as they work all day for meagre wages.


In order to achieve his purpose, he is counting on the bishop to support him. Poverty and suffering are, in fact, recurring themes in this collection.

They are trying to seek the truth and looking for a better God, who would not only protect the rich but the oppressed. There are also mentions to poetry, what is fitting since some sentences have quite a lyrical sound. This story focuses on the promotion of futility and stupidity to help support the power of a dictator. There is a humorous tone throughout it, which I particularly enjoyed.

There is also an important presence of natural elements in two of the stories. I understood it as a metaphor for the life as a journey.

During our path we lose things, so we turn back before melloo on and trying to find new ways to solve our problems. But Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen managed to interestingly shine a light on important topics at a time when it was quite dangerous to do so. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


Books by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen

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