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Vergílio Ferreira’s novels and the influence of cinema

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Luis Cardoso


Vergilio Ferreira, one of the most important writers of the last century in Portugal, reveals a very interesting relationship with Cinema. In his novels, we may ask if his connection with the Neo-Realism movement or with the Existencialists really influenced the writing techniques. In fact, Neo-Realism was a movement that influenced the writer’s production above all because it had an epocal (historical, aesthetic, literary, and ideological) justification. Could the writer have found in the cinema structural marks with which he impregnated not only his narrative technique but also his ideological vectors? We can clearly state that the author has an interesting dialogue with cinema techniques and often they reveal themselves in his writings.

Key words: Vergílio Ferreira, Portuguese Literature, Novel, Cinema, Neo-Realism, narrative technique.

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Title: Vergílio Ferreira’s novels and the influence of cinema
Author: Luis Cardoso
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
Media: Online
Volume: 3
Issue: 6
Acceptance Date: 01/12/2019
Date of Publication: 05/12/2019
Free download: Available
Page: 325-330
First Page: 325
Last Page: 330
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Cardoso, L. (2019). Vergílio Ferreira’s novels and the influence of cinema. International Journal of Science and Business, 3(6), 325-330.  doi:

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Luis Cardoso, PhD, Full Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre  and Centre for Comparative Studies – University of Lisbon, Portugal.


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