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Anatole France: conferência, precedida do discurso de S.Exª o Sr. Dr. Cardoso de Oliveira, Embaixador do Brasil.

RIBEIRO, Aquilino.

Published by Lisbon [and Paris], Livrarias Aillaud e Bertrand; Porto: Livraria Chardron; and Rio de Janeiro, Livraria Francisco Alves (printed at the Tipografia do Anuário Comercial, Lisbon), 1923., 1923
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8°, original printed wrappers (sunning and very slight wear to spine). Publisher's mark on front wrapper and title page. Full-page portrait of Antatole France on p. [22]. Uncut. Somewhat browned. In very good condition. Author's signed and dated five-line presentation inscription in upper portion of half title: "A João de Barros, // of. este palestra // breve e meu admiração [?] // A. Ribeiro // 1923." 77 pp. *** FIRST EDITION? This relatively early work (sometimes catalogued as Anatole France) appears to be the first published book of nonfiction by this fairly prolific author. Ribeiro had previously published two novels, two collections of short stories, and a collection of novellas.There is an introduction by the editors on pp. [7]-8. pp. Ambassador Cardoso de Oliveira's opening discourse occupies [11]-19. The lecture by Ribeiro begins on p. [23] and continues to the end of the book.Aquilino Ribeiro (Carregal da Tabosa, Beira Alta, 1885-Lisboa, 1963) is considered one of the best twentieth-century Portuguese novelists: in 1960, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize. Ribeiro was politically active in the Republican cause from 1907 until the fall of the monarchy in 1910. He was imprisoned in November 1907, but escaped in January 1908. He lived clandestinely in Lisbon, then went into exile in Paris, where he entered the Faculty of Letters at the Sorbonne in 1910. As librarian and conservator of the Biblioteca Nacional de Lisboa from 1919 until 1927, he associated with Raul Proença and Jaime Cortesão of the "Grupo da Biblioteca". Ribeiro was one of the founders of the important review Seara nova (1921). From 1927 to 1932 he participated in several revolts, was imprisoned, escaped, and went into exile in Paris, the French Basque country, and Galicia; he also lived in Portugal clandestinely. In 1956, he founded and became the first president of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Escritores. Ribeiro was involved in the opposition to António de Oliveira Salazar and the Estado Novo. Several of his books were censored.Provenance: João de Barros (Figueira da Foz, 1881-Lisbon, 1960), poet, pedagogue and republican political activist, with a law degree from Coimbra University, was secretary-general of the Ministério da Instrução, director-general of seconday instruction, and finally Foreign Minister under the First Republic. Elected a member of the Academy of Sciences in 1913, and of the Academia Brasileira de Letras in 1920, he directed the reviews Arte e vida (with Manuel de Sousa Pinto), and Atlântida (with the Brazilian João do Rio), contributing as well to a number of other significant literary magazines and reviews. He played an important role in Luso-Brazilian cultural relations. His poetry, best placed within the neo-romantic school, was influenced by Guerra Junqueiro, Antero de Quental, Gomes Leal and especially Cesário Verde. See Álvaro Manuel Machado in Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 54; J.C. Seabra Pereira in Biblos, I, 598-601; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 226-7 (giving Barros' date of birth as 1880; other sources say 1881). See also Rogério Fernandes, João de Barros, educador republicano.*** Biblioteca Nacional, Aquilino Ribeiro (1885-1963): catálogo da exposição comemorativa 150. On Aquilino Ribeiro, see Oscar Lopes in Machado, ed., Dicionário de Literatura Portuguesa, pp. 415-16; Urbano Tavares Rodrigues in Biblos, IV, 776-81; Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 320-24; João Pedro de Andrade in Jacinto de Prado Coelho, ed. Dicionário de Literatura (4th ed.), III, 933-34. Porbase locates nine copies: four in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, four in the Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa, and one in the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. Not located in Copac. Bookseller Inventory # 37998

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Title: Anatole France: conferência, precedida do ...

Publisher: Lisbon [and Paris], Livrarias Aillaud e Bertrand; Porto: Livraria Chardron; and Rio de Janeiro, Livraria Francisco Alves (printed at the Tipografia do Anuário Comercial, Lisbon), 1923.

Publication Date: 1923

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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