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Cabral de Melo Neto, Joao

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 1999 AD
Nationality: Brazilian
Categories: Poets

1920 – Joao Cabral de Melo Neto was born in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil on the 6th of January.

1942-1943 – He wrote "Pedra do Sono" and "Os Três Mal-Amados".

1945-1947 – He wrote "O Engenheiro", "Psicologia da Composicao com a Fábula de Anfion e Antiode".

1990 – He wrote the poet "Primeiros Poemas", "Sevilha Andando".

         – He won the Camoens Prize, the greatest prize in literature of the Portuguese language.

1992 – Joao Cabral received the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

         – He is often quoted saying "I try not to perfume the flower".

1999 – He died on the 9th of October in Rio de Janeiro.