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Cabral de Melo Neto, Joao (Joao)

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Born: 1920 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: Brazilian
Categories: Poets

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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.


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