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José Maria de Eça de Queiroz

Portuguese writer

1845   -   1900


movement: Romanticism, literary realism
country of citizenship: Portugal
languages spoken, written or signed: Portuguese
educated at: Law School of the University of Coimbra
occupation: journalist, diplomat, writer, novelist
position held: ambassador
influenced by: Almeida Garrett

José Maria de Eça de Queiroz (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ mɐˈɾiɐ dɨ ˈɛsɐ dɨ kɐjˈɾɔʃ]; 25 November 1845 – 16 August 1900) is generally considered to have been the greatest Portuguese writer in the realist style. Zola considered him to be far greater than Flaubert. In the London Observer, Jonathan Keates ranked him alongside Dickens, Balzac and Tolstoy.
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