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This World and the Other

This World and the Other

In the chronicles you can find the embryo of almost everything that grew and prospered afterwards… I now see that, in a non-conscious way, I was already pointing to myself the direction of what my work would be from the end of the 70s onwards.




This World and the Other

2018 (1st edition at Porto Editora; 9th edition)


The calligraphy on the cover is by actress Maria de Medeiros.

Chronicles, what are they? Pretexts, or testimonies?

Chronicles Nobody Bathes Twice in the Same River, A Ilha Deserta, Um Encontro na Praia, and Os Navegadores Solitários included in the work Moby Dick in Lisbon.