José Maria Ferreira de Castro

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José Maria Ferreira de Castro
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Born 24 May 1898 Edit this on Wikidata
Oliveira de Azeméis Edit this on Wikidata
Died 29 June 1974 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 76)
Porto Edit this on Wikidata
Occupation Journalist, writer Edit this on Wikidata

José Maria Ferreira de Castro (May 24, 1898 in Oliveira de Azeméis – June 29, 1974 in Oporto) was a Portuguese writer and journalist.


At age 12, he emigrated to Brazil, where his work at a rubber plantation for the next four years would be the inspiration for his most famous book, A Selva (1930), which was adapted for a 2002 film of the same title (released in English as The Forest).

He returned to Portugal in 1919, and started working as a journalist. He was a noted oppositionist to António de Oliveira Salazar.

He was also famous for his travel literature, namely his book A Volta ao Mundo, recounting his travels around the world in the outset of World War II.


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