Cora Coralina

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Cora Coralina
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Casa Velha da Ponte, the house where Cora lived and died.
Born (1889-08-20)August 20, 1889
Goiás Velho,  Brazil
Died April 10, 1985(1985-04-10) (aged 95)
Goiás Velho,  Brazil
Occupation Poet, prose writer.

Cora Coralina (Ana Lins dos Guimarães Peixoto) was a Brazilian writer and poet.

Biography[edit]

She was born on August 20, 1889, and died in the city of Goiânia on April 10, 1985. She published her first book (Poemas dos Becos de Goiás e Estórias Mais)[1] after her husband died in 1965, when she was 75 years old.[2]

Cora worked all of her life in her little cake-store and produced more books, becoming one of the most important Brazilian writers of her time.

Cora Coralina's house, where she lived from 1889 to 1985, can be visited in the city of Goiás. It is located at one end of the bridge over the Vermelho River. It is one of the earliest remaining buildings of Goiás, and a typical 18th century house; it inspired some of the most beautiful of her poems. There is a small museum in the house to honour her.

Books[edit]

  • Estórias da Casa Velha da Ponte
  • Poemas dos Becos de Goiás e Estórias Mais, poetry, 1965
  • Meninos Verdes, children's literature
  • Meu livro de cordel
  • O Tesouro da Casa Velha
  • Vintém de Cobre
  • A Moeda de Ouro que o Pato Engoliu, children's literature

Bibliography[edit]

  • Clóvis Carvalho Britto, Rita Elisa Seda, Cora Coralina — Raízes de Aninha, Editora Idéias & Letras, 2011;
  • Darcy França Denófrio, Cora Coralina – Coleção Melhores Poemas — Global Editora, 2004;
  • Darcy França Denófrio, Goiandira Ortiz de Camargo, Cora Coralina: Celebração da Volta, Cânone Editorial, 2006;
  • Vicência Bretas Tahan, Cora Coragem, Cora Poesia, Global Editora, 1989;
  • Vicência Bretas Tahan, Villa Boa de Goyaz, Global Editora, 2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clovis Carvalho Britto, « Um teto todo seu : o itinerario poético-intelectual de Cora Coralina ».
  2. ^ « A reescrita, na morte, da experiência de vida », revista Kairós, São Paulo, Caderno Temático 6, 2009.

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