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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Portugal’s Ana Cristina Pessao says Don't leave the EUOIA

Portugal’s Ana Cristina Pessao (1961-), co-created with Jessica Pujol, says Don't Leave Me and Don't Leave the EUOIA (European Union Of Imaginary Authors).

Ana Cristina Pessao is a grand-niece of Nympha Negra who, when young, was a collaborator on O Palrador, 1902, and a forgotten author of charades. Pessao’s ‘Letters to Nympha Negra’ shares the Gothic streak of her dead relative’s work and is notable for a certain self-revelatory excess. ‘This is dark writing with a layer of skin missing,’ writes the leading Portuguese critic, Joao Pacheco, with some distaste.