Tertúlia Reading Group

28 January 2013, 18:30 - 20:00

Event Type:
STB5 (Stewart House, basement)
Venue Details:

Stewart House
University of London
32 Russell Square 
London WC1B 5DN


José Cardoso Pires: A Balada da Praia dos Cães
(Ballad of Dog’s Beach) [translation by Mary Fitton])

Inspector Elias Santana investigates the murder of Major Luis Dantas Castro in April 1960, a few months after his involvement in an abortive military coup against the fascist dictator Oliveira Salazar. The investigation not only reconstructs events leading up to the assassination but also unmasks the political, social, and moral degradation endemic to both Portugal’s fascist regime and its opposition parties.