"It is in the few references he makes to the relationship between poetry and painting that Miguel Ângelo reveals his conception, according to which, in Horacio's line, 'poets and painters have the power to dare, I say dare to what they please. and this power has always had it, that when any great painter (which very seldom happens) does some work that seems false and false, that falsity is very true. "Miguel Angelo turns to praise what in Horacio, sounds like censorship. "
Júdice, a professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a writer, says that "we almost hear, in these words, the beginning of Pessoa's' Autopsychografia ', when he says that he' pretends so completely / that he pretends to be pain / sit down '".
On the poetry of Michelangelo states: "We do not find in these poems another pretense that is not the expression of their world and of their life, and perhaps it is this confessional side, sometimes that is given through a now satirical ora lyric form, which made this poetry an object difficult to classify and therefore living in its time and beyond time. "
About Guido Cavalcanti, Professor Rita Marnot – who will also be in the presentation of works – refers to the "refined and haughty subtlety" of the "poet-philosopher", "always absorbed in his abstractions", and who imposed his independence on the large houses of Florence.
"Understanding the poet-philosopher was not within the reach of anyone." The agility of the movement and the saying of spirit saved the soul and the body, in a way, very much in their own way, from the day of the resurrection. cemetery, the beginning and the end of life. "To insinuations about his Epicureanism and his disbelief in life beyond death, he responded with a gesture that freed him from the siege that was being set up," writes Rita Marnot.
"Guido Cavalcanti's 'Rimas' are composed of about half a hundred poems, most of which are sonnets, to which are added several ballads, two songs and two stanzas of song. They comprise several lines, between compositions of correspondence, of thematic, or metaphorical sphere or historical incidence, and it is not possible to establish its relative chronology or to establish an original ordering system, "says Marnot.
Rita Marnot, a professor at the University of Coimbra, argues that Cavalcanti "took a leap in the time that projects him to this day", and explains: "The problematizing flow that in Cavalcanti connects body and spirit, the self and the other, the subject and writing, without deceiving either its contradictions or the complexity of the phenomenological reactions described, is the continuous thread that makes its author a pre-modern poet. "
The presentation session of the collection, dedicated to Italian writers, will take place next Monday at 18:00 in the library of the National Press, with the presence of translators, the director of the collection, António Mega Ferreira, the director of the IN Editions and Culture Unit, Duarte Azinheira, by the poet Jorge Reis-Sá, member of the jury of the IN / Vasco Graça Moura Prize, being the presentation of the works to Nuno Júdice and Rita Marnot.