Antônio Olinto

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Antônio Olinto
Olinto in 2003
Olinto in 2003
BornAntônio Olinto Marques da Rocha
(1919-05-10)10 May 1919
Ubá, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Died12 September 2009(2009-09-12) (aged 90)
Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
OccupationNovelist, poet, essayist, literary critic, translator

Antônio Olinto Marques da Rocha (Ubá, MG - May 10, 1919 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ - September 12, 2009) was a Brazilian writer, essayist and translator.

Among his work are included poetry, novels, literary criticism, political analysis, children's literature and dictionaries.

He occupied the 8th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1997 until his death in 2009.


Preceded by
Antônio Callado
Brazilian Academy of Letters - Occupant of the 8th chair

1997 — 2009
Succeeded by
Cleonice Berardinelli