Miguel Torga





Miguel Torga

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born
in São Martinho de Anta, Sabrosa, Portugal
August 12, 1907

died
January 17, 1995

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Miguel Torga, pseudonym of Adolfo Correia da Rocha was one of the greatest Portuguese writers of the 20th century. He wrote poetry, short stories, theater and a 16 volume diary.

He was born in a village in Trás-os-Montes, northern Portugal, to small-time farmer parents. After a short spell as student in a catholic seminary in Lamego, also in Trás-os-Montes, in 1920 his father sent him to Brazil where he worked on the coffee plantation of an uncle who, finding him to be a clever student, paid his high school there and afterwards his medicine graduation (1933) at the University of Coimbra, in Portugal (to where he returns in 1925).

After graduation he worked in his village and in other places in the country, publishing his books from his own p...more


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Contos da Montanha
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 298 ratings — published 1944 — 12 editions
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Novos Contos da Montanha
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O Senhor Ventura (Colecção ...
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Diario (1932-1987)
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Antologia poética
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Portugal
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Vindima
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The Creation of the World: ...
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More books by Miguel Torga…
“May the sun come, it's a new day; In the pure land of fantasy; That our darkness enlightened”
Miguel Torga

“...onde está ou tenha estado um homem é preciso que esteja ou tenha estado toda a humanidade.”
Miguel Torga

“Recomeça…
Se puderes,
Sem angústia e sem pressa.
E os passos que deres,
Nesse caminho duro
Do futuro,
Dá-os em liberdade.
Enquanto não alcances
Não descanses.
De nenhum fruto queiras só metade.
E, nunca saciado,
Vai colhendo
Ilusões sucessivas no pomar
E vendo
Acordado,
O logro da aventura.
És homem, não te esqueças!
Só é tua a loucura
Onde, com lucidez, te reconheças.”
Miguel Torga

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