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Spinning the Spindle

Spinning the Spindle

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Compilation of loose notes that tell the story of Delmira Maçãs, benefactor of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, vivid accounts written in the first person. In this sixth volume of the collection entitled Biographical Notes – Steps to Death, Delmira Maçãs narrates her personal experiences from the 1960s to 1974, including a particular look at the events of the April 25 revolution. During this period, the author reports with singular enthusiasm the collaboration with Stella magazine, a religious publication with which she maintains a regular participation during the following decades. “My shotgun is the pen. I write, since I don't know how to do it better. Writing is my sport, my adventure, my combat. I play, fight and pray to write. I live”, sums up the author. In this narrative path, the author shares with the reader her unique look at Portugal at the time, in an unmistakably sagacious and ironic record. These writings reveal Delmira Maçãs, a complex and contradictory personality who found her most stimulating confidant in the white of the pages. Delmira Maçãs' books were published by Santa Casa in 2009, in fulfillment of the testamentary mandate stipulated by the benefactor to the Misericórdia de Lisboa, an institution she chose as her heir: the publication of her personal writings, of an autobiographical nature, but also of a religious and literary. It is a set of 16 volumes, organized into three collections: Biographical Notes – Steps to Death, Dialogue with the Gospels and Miscellaneous.

Author: Delmira Apples
Collection: Biographical Notes. Steps to Death

Year of publication: 2009
Editor: SCML
ISBN: 9788761547

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