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Henriqueta Lisboa

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Statue of Henriqueta Lisboa
Statue of Henriqueta Lisboa
Born(1901-07-15)July 15, 1901
Lambari, Minas Gerais, Brazil
DiedOctober 9, 1985(1985-10-09) (aged 84)
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Occupationwriter, literature teacher

Henriqueta Lisboa (1901–1985) was a Brazilian writer. She was awarded the Prêmio Machado de Assis for her lifetime achievement by the Brazilian Academy of Letters.[1] She is famous for her well-chosen words to create powerful poems. Her early lyrics deal with traditional poetic themes, while her later poems like Echo, she mysteriously magnifies the effect of a single image.

Several of her poems were translated into other languages: English, French, Spanish, Latin and German. Some of them below:

  • The echo– translated by Blanca Lobo Filho
  • Ein Dichter war im Krieg– translated by Blanca Lobo Filho
  • Palmier des plages– translated by Véra Conradt


  • Fogo fátuo, poetry, 1925
  • Enternecimento, poetry, 1929
  • Velório, poetry, 1936
  • Prisioneira da noite, poetry, 1941
  • O menino poeta, poetry, 1943 (first edition)
  • O menino poeta, poetry, 1975 (special edition)
  • O menino poeta, poetry, 1984
  • A face lívida, poetry, 1945
  • Flor da morte, poetry, 1949
  • Almas femininas da América do Sul, essay, 1928
  • Alphonsus de Guimaraens, essay, 1945
  • A poesia de Ungaretti, essay, 1957
  • A poesia de "Grande sertão: veredas", essay, 1958
  • Reflexões sobre a história: discurso, essay, 1959
  • Antologia poética para an infância e a juventude, compilation, 1961
  • Antologia poética para an infância e a juventude, compilation, 1966
  • Literatura oral para an infância e a juventude. Lendas, contos e fábulas populares no Brasil, compilation, 1968
  • Contos de Dante, translation, 1969
  • Poemas escolhidos de Gabriela Mistral, translation, 1969
  • Henriqueta Lisboa: poesia traduzida, translation, 2001


  1. ^ Fangueiro, Maria do Sameiro. "Henriqueta Lisboa" (in Portuguese). Biblioteca Nacional Digital (Brazil). Retrieved 23 April 2019.