José Maria de Eça de Queiroz

David Frier (University of Leeds)
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Generally regarded as Portugal’s leading novelist of the nineteenth century and frequently considered the country’s counterpart to the recognised great European realists such as Flaubert, Pérez Galdós and Dickens, Eça de Queirós was actually a much more complex figure than such generalisations would suggest. The understanding of the significance of his oeuvre was not helped by his relatively early and unexpected death (several of his major works were published posthumously, and there have been disputes over the reliability of some of the versions of these works authorised by his eldest son, José Maria de Eça de Queirós, as well as by his friends Ramalho Ortigão and Luís de Magalhães), nor by the use made of some of his works by the

Estado Novo

dictatorship in the middle…

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Citation: Frier, David. "José Maria de Eça de Queiroz". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 November 2010 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12602, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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