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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Visite à la réligieuse portugaise.
Paris : La Palatine, 1961
|Named Person:||Mariana Alcoforado; Mariana Alcoforado|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Marcelle Fauchier-Delavigne; Noël Bouton Chamilly, marquis de; Gabriel Joseph de Lavergne Guilleragues, vicomte de
|Notes:||The Letters of a Portuguese Nun (Fr. Les Lettres Portugaises), originally published anonymously by Claude Barbin in Paris in 1669, is a work believed by most scholars to be epistolary fiction in the form of five letters written by Gabriel-Joseph de La Vergne, comte de Guilleragues (1628-1685) ... Until the 20th century, the letters were often ascribed to a 17th century Franciscan nun in a convent in Beja, Portugal, named in 1810 as Mariana Alcoforado (1640-1723). The letters were said to have been written to her French lover, Noel Bouton, Marquis de Chamilly (1635-1715), who came to Portugal to fight on behalf of the Portuguese in the Portuguese Restoration War from 1663-1668 ... However, the 2006 book Letters of a Portuguese Nun: Uncovering the Mystery Behind a 17th Century Forbidden Love by Myriam Cyr argues that Mariana Alcoforado did, in fact, exist -- and that, as an educated nun of the period, she could have written the letters; that the letters show characteristics suggesting a Portuguese original, and that Mariana was, in fact, their author. None of the arguments presented by Myriam Cyr, however, differs significantly from the 19th century debate on the authenticity of the work, and the bulk of the critical evidence continues to favor the thesis of Guilleragues's authorship. -- Letters of a Portuguese Nun / Wikipedia.|
|Description:||134 pages ; 19 cm|
|Responsibility:||Marcelle Fauchier Delavigne.|