Convegno Interdisciplinare e Internazionale Nel Segno di Magellano tra terra e cielo

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"Navigations, discoveries, encounters and reencounters in the poetry of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen" Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen's book Navigations was inspired by the experience of the author’s first contact with the East, during a plane trip to Macao to pay homage to Camões. The view of the coasts of Vietnam will have led Sophia to imagine the wonder and astonishment experienced by the Portuguese navigators who first arrived there by sea. Therefore, this book commemorates the Portuguese Discoveries, in the line of Camões and Pessoa, but that takes a new and original look on the theme. Moreover, beyond the discovery of the East and the Other, above all the book celebrates the reunion with an original Self, a return to the Origins, that is, a reunion with the primordial times, the Lost paradise. Therefore, these Navigations are an initiatory journey, from which results the discovery of Being, that is, in some way, a kind of circumnavigation voyage, the return to the beginning.
Period27 Nov 201929 Nov 2019
Event typeConference
LocationFlorença, ItalyShow on map


  • Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
  • Navigations
  • Discoveries
  • Encounter
  • Reencounter
  • The Lost Paradise
  • The unconcealment of the Being