Alberto de Lacerda
|Alberto de Lacerda|
|Born||Alberto Correia de Lacerda|
September 20, 1928
|Died||August 27, 2007 (aged 78)|
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.
Lacerda died on the 27th of August 2007 in London aged 78. His body was found by the English art critic John McEwen, with whom he had a lunch planned.
- 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
- Portugal Século XX - Portuguese Célebres, Lisbon: Círculo de Leitores, 2003, p. 166.
- The death of the poet Alberto de Lacerda (in Portuguese)
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