Luís Caetano Pereira Guimarães Júnior

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Luís Caetano Pereira Guimarães Júnior (Rio de Janeiro, 17 February 1845 – Lisbon, 20 May 1898) was a Brazilian diplomat, poet, novelist and dramaturgist.

He was bachelor in the Faculdade de Direito do Recife in 1869, in the same class of the writer Araripe Júnior. His works switched from Romanticism to Parnasianism.

As a diplomat, he lived in Santiago de Chile, Roma and Lisbon, where he finally stayed and he met intellectuals such as Eça de Queiroz, Ramalho Ortigão, Guerra Junqueiro or Fialho de Almeida. He was a member and one of the founders of Academia Brasileira de Letras.

Works[edit]

  • Lírio branco, novel (1862);
  • Uma cena contemporânea, theatre (1862);
  • Corimbos, poesia (1866);
  • A família agulha, novel (1870);
  • Noturnos, poetry (1872);
  • Filigranas, fiction (1872);
  • Sonetos e rimas, poetry (1880);
  • As quedas fatais, theatre;
  • André Vidal, theatre;
  • As jóias indiscretas, theatre;
  • Um pequeno demônio, theatre;
  • O caminho mais curto, theatre;
  • Os amores que passam, theatre;
  • Valentina, theatre;
  • A alma do outro mundo, theatre (1913).
Preceded by
Pedro Luís Pereira de Sousa (patron)
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Brazilian Academy of Letters - Occupant of the 31st chair

1897 — 1898
Succeeded by
João Batista Ribeiro de Andrade Fernandes