Alberto de Lacerda

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Alberto de Lacerda
Born Alberto Correia de Lacerda
(1928-09-20)September 20, 1928
Mozambique
Died August 27, 2007(2007-08-27) (aged 78)
London, England
Nationality Portuguese

Carlos Alberto Portugal Correia de Lacerda (September 20, 1928 – August 27, 2007) was a Portuguese poet and BBC Radio Presenter.

Biography[edit]

Alberto de Lacerda was born in Mozambique in 1928. In 1946, Lacerda moved to Lisbon. In 1951, he began work at the BBC as a radio presenter and settled in London. He travelled in Brazil between 1959 and 1960 at the invitation of the Brazilian Modernist Manuel Bandeira. He returned to London and worked as a freelance journalist and broadcaster. He taught European and Comparative literature at the Universities of Austin, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts from where he retired in 1996 as a Professor Emeritus of Poetics. He published in Portugal, Britain and the US and contributed to many literary publications in various countries.[1]

Lacerda died on the 27th of August 2007 in London aged 78.[2] His body was found by the English art critic John McEwen, with whom he had a lunch planned.

Published Poetry[edit]

  • 1951 - Poemas
  • 1955 - 77 Poems
  • 1961 - Palácio
  • 1963 - Exílio
  • 1969 - Selected Poems
  • 1981 - Tauromagia
  • 1984 - Oferenda I
  • 1987 - Elegias de Londres
  • 1988 - Meio-Dia (Prémio Pen Club)
  • 1991 - Sonetos
  • 1994 - Oferenda II
  • 1997 - Àtrio
  • 2001 - Horizonte

References[edit]

  1. ^ Portugal Século XX - Portuguese Célebres, Lisbon: Círculo de Leitores, 2003, p. 166.
  2. ^ The death of the poet Alberto de Lacerda (in Portuguese)

http://www.fmsoares.pt/aeb/dossiers/n_dossier14/fotos.php

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