The Municipality of Figueira da Foz promotes another session of the project to encourage and promote reading “5as de Leitura”, with the Italian writer Federico Bertolazzi, commemorating the centenary of the birth of the poet Eugénio de Andrade . The session, which has free admission subject to the capacity of the reading room of the Municipal Library, will be moderated by Teresa Carvalho.
With a PhD from the University of Lisbon, Federico Bertolazzi is an associate professor of Portuguese literature at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and scientific head of the Agustina Bessa-Luís Chair. His studies include: In the terrible realm of purity. Bibliography of the scattered prose of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen and three essays (Lisbon, 2022); Almadilha. Essays on Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (Lisbon, 2019); Night and Day of the Same Light. Aspectos da Poesia de Eugénio de Andrade (Lisbon, 2010); Con la Notte di Profilo. Brevi saggi su Eugénio de Andrade (Rome, 2011); Por Mares que só Eu Sei. Le canzoni, il teatro, la prosa di Chico Buarque (Rome, 2011).
He has translated Fernando Pessoa, Luís de Camões, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Eugénio de Andrade, Al Berto, Maria Teresa Horta, Manuel de Freitas, Lygia Fagundes Telles, among others.