António Costa highlights Eduardo Lourenço as “comrade” with whom he learned a lot

The Prime Minister lamented the death of Eduardo Lourenço and also underlined the importance of Eduardo Lourenço in reflecting on “the factors of national timelessness”, highlighting the book “Labirinto da Saudade”, “certainly one of the most notable essays in Portuguese essay.”

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Prime Minister António Costa lamented the death of essayist Eduardo Lourenço, recalling a friend and comrade with whom he learned a lot.

“It is, for me in particular, a moment of great sadness. This is a friend, a comrade, someone with whom I had the opportunity to deprive, to learn a lot, and who leaves us ”, affirmed António Costa, who spoke to journalists on the sidelines of the 1st December celebrations, in Lisbon.

The Prime Minister stressed that this moment is also “an invitation to know the work” of Eduardo Lourenço and to continue the reflection that the essayist leaves.

"It would certainly be your will," he added.

António Costa also underlined the importance of Eduardo Lourenço in reflecting on “the factors of national timelessness”, highlighting the book “Labirinto da Saudade”, “certainly one of the most notable essays in Portuguese essayism”.

The essayist Eduardo Lourenço, 97 years old, died today in Lisbon.

Professor, philosopher, writer, literary critic, essayist, civic interventor, several times awarded and distinguished, Eduardo Lourenço was one of the most prominent thinkers of Portuguese culture.

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