Alice Dayrell Caldeira Brant
|Alice Dayrell Caldeira Brant|
|Born||Alice Dayrell Caldeira Brant
August 28, 1880
Diamantina - Minas Gerais
|Died||June 20, 1970
Rio de Janeiro
|Pen name||Helena Morley|
Alice Dayrell Caldeira Brant (August 28, 1880 – June 20, 1970) was a Brazilian juvenile writer. She was born in Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil to a British-Brazilian father and a Portuguese-Brazilian mother. In 1893, at the age of 12, Alice began a diary, an astute, and often amusing, chronicle of daily happenings among her family, servants, and the small mining town, Diamantina. The published diary ends in 1895. As an adult, Senhora Augusto Mario Caldeira Brant, by then a social figure in Rio de Janeiro, was married to the writer and also a president of the Banco do Brasil ("Bank of Brazil"), who in 1942 encourage her to publish the diary that appeared as Minha vida de menina under the pseudonym Helena Morley. French Novelist Georges Bernanos admired it, and in the 1950s the American poet, Elizabeth Bishop, then resident in Brazil, translated it into English as The Diary of Helena Morley.
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