LAGOS READING CLUB: THEIR VOICES – 11 BOOKS, 11 WOMEN, moderated by João Ricardo Pedro
September 9th | 18:00 (next session 10/14)
Location: Municipal Library of Lagos
Organized by: CM Lagos
Class. age: M18
Participation is free, but subject to a limit of 25 mandatory prior registrations via telephone 282 767 816, the Library’s Facebook page or email Biblioteca@cm-lagos.pt
A century after the publication of Mrs Dalloway, does it still make sense to talk about female writing? Or even writing in the feminine? What points of contact can we detect between literary universes apparently as distant as those of Virginia Woolf and Joana Bértholo, Hélia Correia and Lucia Berlin?
Book under analysis/reading: Lillias Fraser, by Hélia Correia
Hélia Correia’s most acclaimed work to date, which received the Pen Club Fiction Prize for published novels in 2001. It is a historical novel, set between 1746 and 1762, in Scotland and Portugal. Lillias is a Scottish girl, from one of the clans destroyed in the battle of Culloden, which the English won. Fleeing from these, she ended up going to Lisbon, where she lived clandestinely for a few years, at first in a convent and later with a family. When the Lisbon earthquake occurs, Lillias flees to Mafra. Later she will meet the commander of the English troops at Culloden. The novel is full of romanesque and roguish episodes; the descriptions of the streets, houses, troops, customs, environments are magnificent.