This article aims at interpretating portuguese identity issues in José Riço Direitinho’s novel Breviário das más inclinações. This narrative seems to incorporate post-modern forms, but the bizarre protagonist José de Risso suggests a particular dissemination of traditional subjects. It seems indeed as if Portugal itself was represented to such a hero as Risso, involved either in natural curses or in mysterious miracles.
Organon. Porto Alegre. Vol. 21, n. 42 (2007), p. 149-157