The author comes to Leya no Pátio to present his new work, the story of a confrontation between aristocrats and small merchants, which mobilized the entire population of Recife and Olinda in Brazil in the XNUMXth century.
A delightfully ironic novel that confirms Miguel Real as one of the most extraordinary fiction writers today.
“A Guerra dos Mascates” (ed. D. Quixote) recovers and develops the homonymous work, written in the XNUMXth century, by the Brazilian novelist and playwright José de Alencar.
Miguel Real revives characters from Alencar's book, crosses them with historical icons and some recurring characters in his own work, and offers us the narrative of a confrontation between small merchants and aristocrats, which mobilized the entire population of the cities of Recife and Olinda in the XNUMXth century.
Unforgettable characters that combine romantic love and collective hatred, fever for faith and fever for money, social dignity and personal revenge, ranging from the most candid to the most malevolent, make up this deliciously ironic novel, which confirms Miguel Real as one of the most extraordinary fiction writers today.
Miguel Real is the literary pseudonym of Luís Martins, writer, essayist, born in Lisbon in 1953 and born in Sintrense by adoption.
Degree in Philosophy from the University of Lisbon and Master in Portuguese Studies from the Universidade Aberta, with a thesis on Eduardo Lourenço. Miguel Real is a philosophy professor in secondary education and a permanent collaborator at Jornal de Letras, where he does literary criticism.
His work includes essays, novels, theater and philosophy.
In the essay he stood out with «Narration, Marvelous, Tragic and Sacred in “Memorial do Convento” by José Saramago» (1995), «Portugal – Being and Representation» (1998, Revelation Award for Literary Essay of the Portuguese Writers Association 1995) , «Father António Vieira and the Year of 1666» (1999), «The Generation of 90 – Romance and Society in Contemporary Portugal» (2001), «Eduardo Lourenço – The Formation Years: 1945-1958» (2003), « The Marquês de Pombal and the Portuguese Culture» (2005), «The Last Eça» (2006) and «Agostinho da Silva and the Portuguese Culture» (2007).
In fiction he was distinguished with "A Visão de Túndalo by Eça de Queirós" (2000, Ler/Círculo de Leitores Award 1999), "As Memórias de Branca Dias" (2003), "A Voz da Terra" (2005, Fernando Award She is in love with Sociedade Estoril Sol 2006), «O Last Negreiro» (2006) and «The Last Minute in the Life of S.» (2007).
In 2008, the year of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Father António Vieira, he edited “O Sal da Terra”, a novel about the immortal writer, ecclesiastical and diplomat. In 2009 he published the novel “A Minister”.
In the drama, together with Filomena Oliveira, he wrote, among others, the plays «Os Patriotas» (2001), «O Umbigo de Régio» (2003), «Liberdade, Liberdade» (2004) and «1755 – The Great Earthquake» (2006).