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Essays on Paula Rego: Smile When You Think about Hell
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Contents

Acknowledgments

ix

A Note on Images

xiii

Prologue: A Patriot for Me

1

1.

Past History and Deaths Foretold: A Map of Memory

33

2.

(He)art History or a Death in the Family: The Late 80s

95

3.

The Sins of the Fathers: Mother and Land Revisited in the Late 90s

129

4.

An Interesting Condition: The Abortion Pastels

199

5.

Brave New Worlds: The Birthing of Nations in First Mass in Brazil

275

6.

I Am Coming to Your Kingdom, Prince Horrendous: Scary Stories for Baby, Perfect Stranger and Me

291

7.

Paula and the Madonna: Who’s That Girl?

353

8.

Epilogue: Let Me Count the Ways I Love You

389

Appendix A

Translation of Alexandre Herculano’s A Dama Pé de Cabra (The Lady with a Cloven Hoof)

409

Appendix B

Translation of Hélia Correia’s ‘Fascinação’ (‘Enchantment’)

433

Works Cited

441

List of Illustrations

459

E-figures

477

Index

459