Lengthening Shadows (Set of 2)


Authors: Various
Translated by Paul Melo e Castro

PB | 2 Books | 2016 | Goa 1556, Golden Heart Emporium

Lengthening Shadows is a two volume series translated from Portuguese by Paul Melo e Castro in which he presents selected writings of Goans in Portuguese from 1864 to 1987.

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Two volumes dedicated to the Goan short story in Portuguese, woven together painstakingly and creatively by Dr Paul Melo e Castro of the University of Leeds. His aim here is to produce “a representative mapping out of the range of authors, styles, positions and themes” found within this body of writing.

In these stories, which span roughly from 1864 to 1987, a variety of positions can be discerned towards Portuguese colonialism and the wider Indian nation, towards issues of family, caste, society, religion and language. While all these issues are both familiar today and the staples of contemporary Goan writing in various languages, the stories presented here do present some of their own peculiarities.

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Translator: Paul Melo e Castro



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Goa 1556, Golden Heart Emporium





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About the Translator

The translator is a lecturer in Portuguese and Comparative Literature at the University of Glasgow, where he teaches on both programmes and researches on subjects across literature, film and photography. His area of work is Lusophone literature, film and visual culture and he is well known for his work on editing and translating particularly Indo-Portuguese literature.


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