Luisa Coehlo

Monique

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Description

Fiction. Women’s Studies. “The expert translation of this almost Gothic story lifts the veil on the place where environment meets the psyche, on women’s sensuality and wit. A gift of Portuguese women writing to the English reader.” -Lisa Katz

 

Luísa Coelho, born in Angola, has Portuguese nationality. She holds a B.A. in Germanic Philology from the Classic University of Lisbon, an M.A, in Political Philosophy from the Portuguese Catholic University, and a Ph.D. in Portuguese Studies from the University of Utrecht, Holland. She did postdoctoral work in Post-Colonial Studies in the South Atlantic (Portugal-Angola-Brazil) at the University of Bologna, Italy. She has taught in several countries, including Holland, Austria, France, Brazil, and Angola. Since 2010 she has been teaching Portuguese language, culture, and literature at the Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität in Berlin, Germany. Maria do Carmo Eggers de Vasconcelos and Philip Eggers hold Ph.Ds in English and are professors of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York. Dr. de Vasconcelos was born in Portugal, grew up in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), Mozambique, and spent time in Luanda, London, Munich, Paris, Jakarta, Denpasar, and other cities. Along with degrees from the National Conservatory of Lisbon and from the Classic University of Lisbon, where she also completed postgraduate studies in American Culture and Literature, she received certificates in language, literature, art, and philosophy from various other European universities. In New York City, she also trained in conflict resolution, completed studies in gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality, and earned a Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Previously, with Dr. Dolores Deluise, she translated the novella Monique by Luísa Coelho into English from the Portuguese. Dr. Eggers, a native of Indiana, received his B.A. from Columbia College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. For eighteen years he was the elected chairperson of the English Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Dr. de Vasconcelos and Dr. Eggers teach a variety of writing and literature courses, including world literature, post-colonial literature, the short story, modern poetry, autobiography and many others. They have published articles, scholarly books, textbooks, and translations. Together they are proficient in a number of European languages. Their careers and destiny brought them together; they are married and enjoy working together and exploring the U.S.A., other countries and cultures.

 

Her works of fiction include O canto de amor das baleias (The Love Song of the Whales), 1992; Cavalgar um Raio de Luz (Riding a Beam of Light) 2000; Os espaços do desejo—contos eróticos (The Spaces of Desire: Erotic Tales (2004); and, as editor, Intimidades—Antologia de contos eróticos femininos portugueses e brasileiros (Intimacies: An Anthology of Portuguese and Brazilian Women’s Erotic Tales), 2005.

Additional information

Weight 1.6 oz
Dimensions 5.2 x 0.2 x 8.2 in
Format

Paperback

Author

Luisa Coehlo

ISBN

978-1-929355-26-6

Amazon

http://a.co/eUKUcJ8

Original Language

Portuguese

Translator

Maria do Carmo de Vasconcelos and Dolores DeLuise

Publish Date

1/1/2007

Page/Word Count

56 pages

Praise

2007 This beautifully written translation by Monique expresses her profound suffering at the unaccounted departure of husband, A good page-turner By Ruth Brook on April 17, Alexis. The reader feels a great deal of empathy towards Monique as she shows feelings of abandonment, however, only display negative feelings. The reader is also made aware that Monique is a capable, rejection, strong and independent woman. She also shows signs of shrewdness since she is able to observe the superficial behaviour of people when present in social circles.

Imprint

PBS

2 reviews for Monique

  1. Teresa Almeida, New University of Lisbon

    Alexis . . . could not love [a woman] because he could only love his only desire. In contrast, Monique permits herself to be seduced by the intensity of color, by the pleasure of touching, by the occult particularities of her body, by the desire to read. Monique is an homage to French literature and confirms . . . that all writing is re-writing, a permanent dialogue with the other or the other text. – Teresa Almeida, New University of Lisbon.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lauren Grosskopf

    Mesmerizing, beautiful writing style and imagery of a much past era.

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