Book Launch of "Stormy Isles" by Vitorino Nemésio during the "Dia dos Açores" celebration dinner

Saturday, June 15, 6:30 PM | Our Lady of Light Band – Banquet Hall, Fall River, MA

Stromy Isles

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press in partnership with Casa dos Açores da Nova Inglaterra announces the book launch of "Stormy Isles" by Vitorino Nemésio during the “Dia dos Açores” celebration dinner.

Local: Our Lady of Light Band – Banquet Hall - 664 Quarry St, Fall River (MA)
Date: Saturday, June 15, 6:30 PM

Stormy Isles, originally published in Portuguese in 1944 and set in the Azores between 1917 and 1919, focuses on the vivacious and sharp Margarida, who, at twenty years of age, is a model of feminist aspirations and the paragon of her generation. A member of the elite, she foregoes some of the entitlements of her class and struggles with the morals of the bourgeois society in which her life unfolds. Narrated in realist and poetic language as a series of interconnected tales within a larger story, this completely revised translation of Stormy Isles provides a rich, vivid portrait of the Azores in the early twentieth century.

VITORINO NEMÉSIO (1901–1978) was a novelist, short story writer, poet, intellectual, journalist, and radio and television personality. Known as a conversationalist, he is considered one of the most significant Portuguese writers of the twentieth century.

FRANCISCO COTA FAGUNDES is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

For more information, please contact Victor Mendes,

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