L cio s Confession

L  cio s Confession

L cio s Confession

When in 1916, Mario de Sa-Carneiro committed suicide in Paris at the age of 26, he left behind him an extraordinary body of work, which dealt obsessively with the problems of identity, madness and solitude. Lucio's Confession is the first of his novels to be translated into English. A brilliant and remarkable short novel of great eroticism and enigmatic beauty Lucio's Confession is set in the fin de siecle artist circles of Paris and Lisbon. It deals with the friendship of two young Portuguese poets, Lucio and Ricardo de Loureiro, and their search for identity through love. When the bachelor Ricardo returns to Lisbon, to everyone's surprise he is accompanied by a wife. She, Marta, seems the perfect partner, and establishes an immediate rapport with his close friend Lucio on the latter's return from Paris. Soon they become lovers. Despite the passionate nature of their relationship, Lucio suspects that Marta is sharing her favours with Ricardo's other close friends. Something is not quite right. Where did this mysterious woman meet Ricardo, and, indeed who is she? Why does she never speak of her past and why is Ricardo conniving at her infidelity? Lucio's attempts to unravel this mystery have tragic and terrible consequences.

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Tempest Two gentlemen of Verona Merry wives of Windsor Measure for measure Comedy of errors Much ado about nothing Love s labour s lost Midsummer night s dream Merchant of Venice As you like it Taming of the shrew All s well that ends well Twelfth night A winter s tale King John King Richard II First and second parts of King Henry IV King Henry V First and second parts of King Henry VI

Tempest  Two gentlemen of Verona  Merry wives of Windsor  Measure for measure  Comedy of errors  Much ado about nothing  Love s labour s lost  Midsummer night s dream  Merchant of Venice  As you like it  Taming of the shrew  All s well that ends well  Twelfth night  A winter s tale  King John  King Richard II  First and second parts of King Henry IV  King Henry V  First and second parts of King Henry VI

Tempest Two gentlemen of Verona Merry wives of Windsor Measure for measure Comedy of errors Much ado about nothing Love s labour s lost Midsummer night s dream Merchant of Venice As you like it Taming of the shrew All s well that ends well Twelfth night A winter s tale King John King Richard II First and second parts of King Henry IV King Henry V First and second parts of King Henry VI