Raimundo Correia

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Raimundo Correia
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Born Raimundo da Mota de Azevedo Correia
(1859-05-13)13 May 1859
São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil
Died 13 September 1911(1911-09-13) (aged 52)
Paris, France
Occupation Poet, judge, magistrate
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Ethnicity White
Alma mater University of São Paulo
Literary movement Parnassianism
Notable works Primeiros Sonhos

Raimundo da Mota de Azevedo Correia (May 13, 1859 — September 13, 1911) was a Brazilian Parnassian poet, judge and magistrate. Alongside Alberto de Oliveira and Olavo Bilac, he was a member of the "Parnassian Triad".

He founded and occupied the 5th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1897 until his death in 1911.

Life[edit]

Correia was born on a ship anchored in the shores of São Luís, Maranhão, to desembargador José da Mota de Azevedo Correia and Maria Clara Vieira da Mota de Azevedo Correia. Correia made his secondary course at the Colégio Pedro II, and graduated in Law in 1882, at the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo. He would serve as a successful judge in Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.

Correia's first book, Primeiros Sonhos, was published in 1879, and its poems have a strong influence of Brazilian Romantic poets such as Fagundes Varela, Casimiro de Abreu and Castro Alves. However, he would adhere to the Parnassianism in 1883, with the book Sinfonias. Some of his poems are also considered to forerun the Symbolism in Brazil.

Correia died in 1911, in Paris, searching for a treatment for his diseases.

Works[edit]

  • Primeiros Sonhos (1879)
  • Sinfonias (1883)
  • Versos e Versões (1887)
  • Aleluias (1891)
  • Poesias (1898)

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Preceded by
Bernardo Guimarães (patron)
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Brazilian Academy of Letters - Occupant of the 5th chair

1897 — 1911
Succeeded by
Oswaldo Cruz