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He finished, with distinction, the primary school exam in the school of Sabrosa. The teacher advised his father to send the son to study in high school.
Given the economic impossibility of that suggestion, the father pondered two possibilities: Feeling outraged and seeing no future in the condition of servant, he ultimately forced his own dismissal. With a recommendation from the priest of S. Martinho de Anta, Adolfo Rocha went to study at the Lamego seminary, where he spent one year only.
Having lost his faith, after that first year he refused to remain in the seminary. The religious issue would occupy a place worthy of record in the work of Miguel Torga. Adolfo Rocha emigrated to Brazil, sent by his parents. Amid that tropical vigour, I grew too. But while the body developed in size — every day I had the impression that I did not fit into my clothes —, the sol thrived in bitterness only.
At this time, he began writing his first poems, emulating the Brazilian poet Casimiro de Abreu. Adolfo Rocha returned from Brazil. His uncle decided to compensate him for five years of work at the farm, paying for his education in Coimbra.
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He went to a college in Estrada da Beira present-day Rua do Brazil and in two years only he finished the first five years of jontanha general high school course.
He submitted to an exam and finished in one year only the two last years of high school.
He began studying Medicine in the University of Coimbra. Adolfo Rocha published his first book, Ansiedade [Anxiety], a collection of poems with imguel title that would prove emblematic within his eventual literary career.
The book was never republished. Migul first participation in the magazine took place in n. With this friend he founded the magazine Sinal [Sign], which proved ephemeral: I had overestimated my own forces.
I had been able to disagree with old companions, I had had the courage to leave the movement and bear all consequences, but I lacked totga to say where I wanted to go. The first issue that appeared was a disaster. It was naive and tumultuous. Almost all by myself, besides that expressive stuttering, it also showed evidence that did not recommend it to anyone: Fernando Pessoa wrote a letter to Adolfo Rocha, thanking him for the copy of Rampa that he had been sent and torrga some advice on how to view sensitivity and intelligence in poetic art.
Adolfo Rocha replied resoundingly, disagreeing with Pessoa and torfa his point of view. Pessoa would again write a long letter developing his aesthetic ideas. He published his third poetry book, Tributo [Tribute]. These works were not republished. Adolfo Rocha graduated in Medicine. Following the tradition, as soon as the beadle said yes, the teachers allowed me to prescribe enemas to Humanity, acquaintances and strangers tore me from head to toe.
They left the cape only. And there I came down the street, as close as I could to my own reality: He returned to S. Martinho de Anta to d as a clinician. He published the novella A Terceira Voz.
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With this book he took the literary name Miguel Torga. In the preface, the farewell to his given name is signed by Adolfo Rocha: With a kiss I deliver him to montanhx.
He is called Miguel Torga. We re brothers and have the same richness.
But days ago we noticed this simple thing: Martinho de Anta and moved to Vila Nova, a borough of the municipality of Miranda do Corvo, in the district of Coimbra, where he worked as a general practitioner.
Empty-handed, may no one ask for justice, divine comfort, education or health. Parasites of the people, the priest, the physician, the teacher and the judge, in the name of God, of knowledge, of the law or the Asclepius, would demand all forms of vassalage, beginning with the most concrete of all: Vila Nova, December 3rd Fernando Pessoa died.
Conots barely finished reading the news in the newspaper, closed the door of my practice and walked around the hills. I wept with the pine trees and cliffs for the death of our greatest poet of today, who Portugal saw pass inside a coffin to eternity without at least asking who he was. Throughout the work of Miguel Torga, admiring references to Fernando Pessoa recur. Montamha Torga founded, with critic Albano Nogueira, the magazine Manifesto. This space would publish small interventive texts, namely in n.
The old bourgeois world, shaken in its structures, struggled in the cusp of agony, while overseas the first signs arose of another human adventure, and it languished in its macerating subjectivism.
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In December of that year he travelled to Europe and returned in January of the following year. Marseilles, December montanhaa […] Travelling, in a deep sense, is dying. It is to no longer be basil at the window of the room and fall apart in astonishment, contow, longing, tiredness, movement, through the world. Pure dead resonance of a remote life. When I rise tomorrow, and am again basil in my land, what will I hold in my hand of this day, this hour, this great city and what I was in it?
Nothing, because that was nothing of what Lazarus brought form the montanah. Until number 10 Novemberhe published texts in all issues of the magazine: In the first volume of Diary, he recorded in the month of September a trip to the spa of S.
Fifty years later, he noted in Diary XV: Chaves, August 29th The usual fifteen therapeutic days ingesting warm lymph. I am a physician, but I believe more in nature than in science. And I have votive inscriptions in all fountains of Portugal. He specialised in otolaryngology in the School of Medicine of the University of Coimbra. Due to jiguel with Censorship, in the month of July the fifth and last issue of the magazine Manifesto was published.
In it, as in its predecessor, published in Julythe sole name mentioned as editor-in-chief was Miguel Torga. This magazine represented his last intervention in a collective project. From here his literary career stood out with notable spirit of independence. In the month of June he established himself as an otolaryngologist in Leiria, living in n.
The stay in Leiria was a milestone. Forty years after leaving the city, he wrote in Diary: Here I identified and chose the paths of poetry, freedom and love, without listening to the wise voices of prudence, which foresaw the worst. Copies of the book were apprehended from several bookstores in the country.
The best men in this marriage were friends Paulo Quintela and Martins de Carvalho. He published Bichos, one of the most original short story books in Portuguese literature, which would become his greatest literary success.
He published volume I of Diary, beginning a monumental and very unique work in intimate tone sixteen volumes as a whole would be published. He printed the theatre work Terra Firme [Firm Land].
Mar [Sea] in an autonomous edition of Terra Firme was launched; the same would happen later with the play Mar, of which a separate edition emerged in He moved to the city of Coimbra, in n. He opened a practice in a floor of Largo da Portagem, n. He also printed the novella O Senhor Ventura. The author obsessively reviewed his texts; and many were even rewritten, as was the case of O Senhor Ventura, 42 years after its first publication. Martinho, October 3rd I was not yet able to explain the cause of this feeling of safety that is taking me when I dive into the mountains to hunt.
It is a peace of preservation, anonymity, intangibility. The meeting between Sophia and Torga was crucial for the former; subsequent to it, Sophia sent 12 poems to the author of O Outro Livro de Job. Torga expressed great interest in reading more poems and, that same year, in Coimbra, the first book by Sophia, Poesia [Poetry], was launched in Coimbra. He published Vindima [Grape Harvest], his only novel.
The political motivations are evident at the root of this dismissal. He published Sinfonia [Symphony], a dramatic poem. The political reasons for her dismissal did not exclude the fact that she was married to Miguel Torga.
On June 30th, T. He published the book Nihil Sibi. He planned to launch a monthly magazine with the title Rebate. Censorship raised obstacles and the project did not materialise. He is prevented from leaving the country, as he notes in Diary: Coimbra, February 24th I was denied, once again, a passport to leave Portugal.