Maria Amália Vaz de Carvalho

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Maria Amália Vaz de Carvalho
Maria Amália Vaz de Carvalho.jpg
Born 2 February 1847
Lisbon, Portugal
Died 24 March 1921(1921-03-24) (aged 74)
Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Occupation Writer and poet

Maria Amália Vaz de Carvalho (2 February 1847 - 24 March 1921) was a Portuguese writer and poet. She was the first woman to join the Portuguese Academy of Sciences (Academia das Ciências de Lisboa).

The daughter of José Vaz de Carvalho and Maria Cristina de Almeida e Albuquerque, she was married to the poet António Cândido Gonçalves Crespo.

She wrote for several newspapers in Portugal (Diário Popular, Repórter, Artes e Letras) and Brazil (Jornal do Comércio, Rio de Janeiro), under the pseudonym Maria de Sucena.

As well as poetry, she wrote short stories, essays, biographies, and literary criticism. The collection of stories for children she wrote with her husband, Contos para os nossos filhos ("Tales for our Children", 1886) was approved by the Board of Public Instruction for use in schools.

Her house was the first literary salon in Lisbon; they were hosts to Eça de Queiroz, Camilo Castelo Branco, Ramalho Ortigão and Guerra Junqueiro.

In 1993, the municipality of Loures (where she had lived as a child) established a literary award in her name.

Works[edit]

Biographies[edit]

  • Vida do Duque de Palmela D.Pedro de Sousa e Holstein, 1898–1903

Short story collections[edit]

  • Contos para os nossos filhos, 1886
  • Contos e Fantasias, 1880

Literary criticism[edit]

  • Alguns Homens do Meu Tempo, 1889 (
  • text at Project Gutenberg)
  • Pelo Mundo Fora, 1889 (
  • text at Project Gutenberg)
  • A Arte de Viver na Sociedade, 1897
  • Em Portugal e no Estrangeiro, 1899
  • Figuras de Hoje e de Ontem, 1902
  • Cérebros e Corações, 1903
  • Ao Correr do Tempo, 1906
  • Impressões da História, 1911
  • Coisas do Século XVIII em Portugal, Coisas de Agora, 1913

Education[edit]

Essays[edit]

  • Serões no Campo, 1877

Poetry[edit]

  • Uma Primavera de Mulher, 1867
  • Vozes no Ermo, 1867

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