Antero de Quental





Antero de Quental

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born
in Ponta Delgada (Açores), Portugal
April 18, 1842

died
December 13, 1891

gender
male


About this author

Antero Tarquínio de Quental or do Quental, old spelling Anthero, Portuguese poet, was born in Ponta Delgada on São Miguel Island, in the Azores, into one of the oldest families of the provincial captaincies on the island, his parents being Ana Guilhermina da Maia Quental, a devout Roman Catholic and Fernando de Quental, a veteran from Portuguese Liberal Wars (himself a son of a veteran from Napoleonic Wars and also a liberal enthusiast that befriended and found himself locked up with the great poet Manuel Maria Barbosa de Bocage for his political pursuits). He was also a descendant of Frei Bartolomeu de Quental, founder of the Congregation of the Oratory in Portugal.
His mother raised him in such fashion that his upbringing would have an end
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Antero de Quental - Sonetos...
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Causas da Decadência dos Po...
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Poesia Completa 1842 - 1891
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Tendências Gerais da Filoso...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1890 — 3 editions
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A Biblia da Humanidade
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SONETOS DE ANTERO DE QUENTA...
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Bom-senso e bom-gosto
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Obras de Antero de Quental
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A philosophia da natureza d...
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Raios de extincta luz
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“Que gente! Que coisas! Que opiniões! Que vida! Sinto entre mim e o meu país a distância abismosa deste sentimento: o desprezo. (...) O silêncio é a única resposta possível.”
Antero de Quental

“Ali, onde o mar quebra, num cachão
Rugidor e monótono, e os ventos
erguem pelo areal os seus lamentos,
Ali se há-de enterrar meu coração.

Queimem-no os sóis da adusta solidão
Na fornalha do Estio, em dias lentos;
Depois, no Inverno, os sopros violentos
Lhe revolvam em torno o árido chão…

Até que se desfaça e, já tornado
Em impalpável pó, seja levado
Nos turbilhões que o vento levanter…

Com suas lutas, seu cans ado anseio,
Seu louco amor, dissolva-se no seio
Desse infecundity, desse amargo mar!”
Antero de Quental

“A Poesia é a confissão sincera do pensamento mais íntimo de uma idade”
Antero de Quental