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Appreciating Portuguese Literature – A Reading List

Do you know Portuguese? If so, and you are interested in diving into the Literature from this culture, take a look at the reading list below.  These lists come from the Princeton and Brown Universities and sometimes recommend specific novels or pieces to read but mostly list the authors whose work you can choose from to enjoy Portuguese literature.  If you know any other languages please follow the links after the lists to view the literature reading lists for other languages.  Enjoy!

Princeton Literature Reading List

Epic:

Novels:

Brown PhD Literature Reading List

Portuguese

  • Poesia Trovadoresca (Cantigas de Amor, Cantigas de Amigo, Cantigas de Escárnio e Mal dizer)
  • Fernão Lopes
  • Gil Vicente
  • Luís de Camões
  • Antônio Vieira
  • Poetas Barrocos (selections from D. Francisco Manuel de Melo, António Barbosa e Sóror Violante do Céu)
  • Bocage
  • Almeida Garrett
  • Camilo Castelo Branco
  • Júlio Dinis
  • Eça de Queiroz
  • Cesário Verde
  • Antero de Quental
  • Camilo Pessanha
  • Florbela Espanca
  • Fernando Pessoa
  • José Régio
  • Miguel Torga
  • Manuel da Fonseca
  • Vergílio Ferreira
  • Agustina Bessa-Luís
  • Jorge de Sena
  • José Rodrigues Miguéis
  • Vitorino Nemésio
  • José Cardoso Pires
  • Eugénio de Andrade
  • Sophia de Mello Breyner
  • José Saramago
  • Lídia Jorge
  • António Lobo Antunes

Brazilian Portuguese

  • Gregório de Matos
  • Tomás Antônio Gonzaga
  • Basílio da Gama
  • Gonçalves Dias
  • Castro Alves
  • Manuel Antônio de Almeida
  • José de Alencar
  • Sousândrade
  • Aluísio Azevedo
  • Machado de Assis
  • Olavo Bilac
  • Cruz e Souza
  • Euclides da Cunha
  • Lima Barreto
  • Manuel Bandeira
  • Oswald de Andrade
  • Mário de Andrade
  • Graciliano Ramos
  • José Lins do Rego
  • Rachel de Queiroz
  • Carlos Drummond de Andrade
  • João Guimarães Rosa
  • Clarice Lispector
  • Jorge Amado
  • João Cabral de Melo Neto
  • Lygia Fagundes Telles
  • Nélida Piñon
  • João Ubaldo Ribeiro
  • Moacyr Scliar
  • Sérgio Sant’Anna

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