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António Franco Alexandre
(Portugal, 1944)   
António  Franco Alexandre

António Franco Alexandre was born in 1944 in the town of Viseu. He studied mathematics and philosophy in France and in the United States of America. He has been teaching philosophy at the University of Lisbon since 1975.

Although his poetry is characterized by an elliptic and somehow hermetic dimension, rendering its interpretation sometimes difficult, it never abandons an evident proximity with reality. António Franco Alexandre is unanimously considered as one of the most important poets of the last quarter of a century in Portugal.

Dwelling Places III (9)
Dwelling Places III (11)
Dwelling Places III (18)

From 'Syrinx, a Pastoral Fiction', a cycle in which two speakers are in dialogue, come the following poem-pairs:
Syrinx, a Pastoral Fiction (I)
Syrinx, a Pastoral Fiction (II)

Syrinx, a Pastoral Fiction (XVI)
Syrinx, a Pastoral Fiction (XVII)

Interesting articles
Critics on the work of António Franco Alexandre

Cartucho [Cartridge] (with J. M. Magalhães, J. M. Fernandes Jorge and H. Moura Pereira). Lisboa: Ed. dos Autores, 1975
Os objectos principais [Main Objects]. Coimbra: Centelha, 1979
A pequena face [The Small Face]. Lisbon: Assírio & Alvim, 1983
As Moradas 1 & 2 [Dwelling Places 1&2]. Lisbon, Assírio & Alvim, 1987
Poemas [Poems]. Lisbon: Assírio & Alvim, 1996
Quatro Caprichos [Four Whims]. Lisbon: Assírio & Alvim, 1999



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