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“Mālbra Fîn Āt z plizd t anâns an xibišn v ny wrc bî Pâla Rêgu. Ɖ xibišn cmprîzz ʈri ny siriz v pastlz n wōtrculrz. Č siyriz xplorz a sepṛt n cmpelñ stwri ɖt z cnsrnd wɖ n inspîrd bî Pwčgl, ɖ plês v Rêgu’z brʈ.

Ɖ Last Cñ v Pwčgl, aftr ẇč ɖ xibišn z nemd, z a siriz v pastlz fôc̣sñ on ɖ lîf v Manuel II, hu wz crând cñ in 1908 at ɖ êj v 19 folowñ ɖ asasinešn v hiz faɖr Cñ Cāḷs I. H wz nôn az Ɖ Pêtrı̣t n hiz rein lastd onli tu yirz, endñ in 1910 wɖ ɖ Rpublicn revlušn n rzultnt diṣlušn v ɖ moṇci. H fled t Britn, ẇr h rmend in exîl fr ɖ rest v hiz lîf. H marid ɖ Prinses Ōgŭsta Victoria v Hownzoḷn-Sigmarñgn n ɖe livd tgɖr in Twicnm untl hiz deʈ in 1932. Manuel dd nt rtrn t Pwčgl in hiz lîftîm, bt a Lizbn stêtfynṛl wz oʈ̇rîzd bî Prîm̦inistr Antoniu Olivera d’Saḷzar.

Ɖ secnd siriz v pêntñz z bêst on Ɖ Relic, an 1887 novl bî Pwčgīz oʈr Esa d’Cêrož, ẇč tlz ɖ stwri v antīhiro Tioḍrīcu Rpozu hu dsivz hiz welʈi, pays ānt in ōdr t inšur hr ričz r bqiɖd t hm. T plīz hiz ānt n t rid hmslf v hiz unfeʈfl mistris, h imbācs on a jrni t ɖ Hóuli Land in srč v ɖ rlijs relic aftr ẇč ɖ siriz z nemd. Ɖ oʈr hz olwz bn wn v Pâla Rêgu’z fevrit Pwčgīz novlists. Anɖr wn v hiz novlz, Ɖ Sinz v Faɖr Amāru, wz ɖ subjct v wn v hr fînist siriz v pastlz, ẇč wz xibitd at ɖ Dulij Picčrgaḷri in 1998.

Fr ɖ ʈrd grūp v wrcs Pâla Rêgu iḷstrets a ny bc in ẇč hr dwtr Caṛlîn Wilñ rtelz ɖ tṛdišnl fôctel Stônsūp, ẇč hz xistd in nymṛs incānešnz arnd ɖ wrld fr senčriz. In it a yuñ fīmel pṛtaġnist sevz hrslf fṛm stāvešn bî âtwitñ a grūp v vilijrz intu pṛvîdñ hr wɖ ingrīdı̣nts fr a sūp ɖt in ɖ end z ebl t fīd ɖm ol. Rêgu n Wilñ’z vršn z riimajind in a ny contxt bî ʈrtīn wōtrculr-n-ñc pêntñz ɖt r sjstv v Pwčgīz landsceps n ācitecčr. Mč v Rêgu’z wrc cnsrnz fôctelz, ɖer cnsistnt abiḷti t indyr n rny. In ɖz wrcs, a cast v xpresv figrz ngošiet ɖ bândri btwn caric̣čr n fiğṛtv abstraẋn in a manr ɖt z tipicl v Rêgu’z duḅlejd ṣtiricl stîl. Ɖ frīqnt inclužn v animlfigrz in ɖ wrcs olso pṛvîdz cmpelñ n ambiğs fŷlz t ɖ hymn cast.

Ɖ xibišn wl côinsîd wɖ a publicešn v Stônsūp bî ɖ Eniʈāmn Pres, n Mālbra wl publiš a fŭli iḷstretd caṭlog v ɖ xibišn.”

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Nīna Capḷn, TÎM ÂT, 9 Octobr 2014


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