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Description - Education by Stone by Joao Cabral de Melo Neto

'Joao Cabral de Melo Neto is one of Brazil's most acclaimed poets...Avoiding ceremony and circumstance, his poems follow centuries-old paths rather than struggle to break new ground.' -The New York Times Book Review

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780974968018
ISBN-10: 0974968013
Format: Paperback
(190mm x 153mm x 20mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Archipelago Books
Publisher: Archipelago Books
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joao Cabral de Melo Neto

Joao Cabral de Melo Neto (1920 1999) was born and raised in northeastern Brazil, whose arid landscape and severe poverty became the setting and subject matter for some of his greatest poems. A career diplomat, he lived for many years in Spain, the other geographical pole around which his poetry flourished. Numerous national and international prizes were awarded to Joao Cabral, one of the most original poets of the 20th century. Richard Zenith s translations from the Portuguese include works by Antonio Lobo Antunes and Fernando Pessoa. His Fernando Pessoa & Co.: Selected Poems won the 1999 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and his new version of Pessoa s The Books of Disquiet (Penguin) was awarded the 2002 Calouste Gulbenkian Translation Prize. Zenith is the author of Terceiras Pessoas and has published his poetry in literary reviews. He lives in Lisbon."