#20 Anjos Caídos – José Agostinho Baptista

Title

Anjos Caídos (Portuguese)

Author

José Agostinho Baptista

Genre

Poetry

Readability

Complex. It has a lot of wordplay and contrast in the words of each sentence.

Engagement

Low. These sad and bitter poems look much alike with each other.

Score

score-2

The title is perfect for this book.

Title (Original)

Anjos Caídos

Year of Publication

2003

Cover

Anjos Caídos - Jose Agostinho Baptista

Short Description & Notes

Anjos Caídos is part of the collection “Unpublished Portuguese Poetry”. It is a poetry book about dark and bitter feelings, hence the name “Fallen Angels”. The structured sentences makes a beautiful wordplay. It has a lot of beauty in its syntax. It would be much better if it had the same beauty in its content. It feels like surrealistic narrative poetry.

Remarkable Quotes

“Fiz sempre de cada verso um caminho para longe,”

“Aí, nessa cal desaparecida,
vi, um dia, um pássaro imóvel, quase vivo,
com os olhos trespassados pelas agulhas do tempo,
inclinar-se e cair sobre as pedras mudas,
e esse pássaro eras tu,
ferida de morte,
afastando as lágrimas em vão.”

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