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Conferencias litterarias.

COELHO NETTO, Henrique Maximiano.

Published by Rio de Janeiro, H. Garnier, 1909., 1909
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8°, contemporary red quarter calf over marbled boards (minor wear at extremities), flat spine, gilt author, title, and ornaments, "M.S." at foot (some wear, joints starting). Light browning. Some leaves reinforced with tissue at inner margin; a few leaves loosening. Overall in near-good to good condition. Front pastedown endleaf has bookplate of Prof. Mario Guimarães de Souza of Recife and small tag of Livraria Brandão Sebo, Recife and Salvador. (2 ll.), 146 pp., (1 l.), 36 pp. advertisement for books available from Livraria H. Garnier. *** FIRST EDITION of this collection of lectures given from 1901 to 1906 on charity, words, water, fire, and mirrors, plus a speech welcoming Mario de Alencar to the Academia Brasileira.Coelho Netto (1864-1934) was born in Caxias, Maranhão, to a Portuguese father and Indian mother. From his earliest years he was fascinated with native lore as well as the Portuguese and Latin classics; both had profound effects on his writings. He is difficult to classify, and has been called both a realist and a romanticist. Certainly he was one of the most vocal adversaries of the Modernist movement, and the Modernist authors responded by excluding his works from anthologies for many years. In the Academia Brasileira de Letras, however, he was held in such esteem that he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1933. To Machado de Assis he was "dos nossos primeiros romancistas, e geralmente falando, dos nossos primeiros escritores"; to Silvio Roméro, he was one of the sixteen best Brazilian writers, and "o mais imaginoso de todos" (both quoted in Faria, pp. 126, 128).Coelho Netto left an enormous oeuvre of over 120 volumes, including novels, plays, short stories, folktales, and political and historical essays. His works have been translated into French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Swiss, Russian, Japanese, Danish and Esperanto.*** Menezes, Dicionário literario brasileiro pp. 196-8. Carpeaux, Pequena bibliografia crítica da literatura brasileira pp. 178-80. Faria, ed., Coelho Neto, Romance (Nossos Clássicos 15). Paulo Coelho Netto, Coelho Netto, pp. 189 and throughout. Goldberg, Brazilian Literature pp. 248-60. Bandeira, Brief History of Brazilian Literature pp. 119, 121. Not located in NUC. Bookseller Inventory # 20890

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Title: Conferencias litterarias.

Publisher: Rio de Janeiro, H. Garnier, 1909.

Publication Date: 1909

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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