Maria de Lourdes Teixeira

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Maria de Lourdes Teixeira (25 March 1907 – 1989) was a Brazilian writer, translator, biographer[1] and journalist best known for having received the Prêmio Jabuti (Jabuti Prize for Literature) for Best Novel in 1961 and 1970, for Rua Augusta and Pátio das Donzelas respectively.[2][3] She was also the first woman to be accepted to the Paulista Academy of Letters.[4][5]

Biography[edit]

Born in São Pedro,[6] she made her debut in the literary field in the 1920s when she published two essays in the magazine Papel e Tinta. Around 1952 she contributed to the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo. In her personal life, Teixeira had a second marriage with the academic José Geraldo Vieira (1897-1977), whose son Rubens Teixeira Scavone (1925–2007) also was a member of the Paulista Academy and won the Jabuti Prize for Best Novel in 1973 with Clube de Campo.[7]

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Raiz amarga (1960)
  • Rua Augusta (1963)
  • O pátio das Donzelas (1969)
  • O banco de Três Lugares (1975)
  • A virgem noturna (1975)

Short stories[edit]

  • O criador de centauros (1964)
  • Todas as horas de um homem (1983)

Other[edit]

  • A carruagem alada (memoirs, 1986)
  • O pássaro-tempo (1968)
  • A Ilha da Salamandra (1976)
  • Graça Aranha (1952)
  • Esfinges de papel (essay, 1966)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Novaes Coelho, Nelly (2000). Literatura: arte, conhecimento e vida (in Portuguese). Editora Fundação Peirópolis. p. 159. ISBN 978-858-566-341-4.
  2. ^ Prêmio Jabuti (ed.). "Prêmio 1961. Categorias desse prêmio" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  3. ^ Prêmio Jabuti (ed.). "Prêmio 1970. Categorias desse prêmio" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  4. ^ Martins, Anna Maria (9 November 2012). Academia Paulista de Letras (ed.). "Ruth Rocha - Recepcionada com discurso pela Acadêmica Anna Maria Martins" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  5. ^ Sistema Municipal de Bibliotecas, Prefeitura de São Paulo, ed. (9 March 2012). "Mulheres na Academia de Letras" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Hotel Central é demolido". Folha de São Pedro. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  7. ^ Prêmio Jabuti (ed.). "Prêmio 1973. Categorias desse prêmio" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013.