The July of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
Friday, July 6, 2018
Livraria Lello dedicates the month of July to one of the greatest poets of the Portuguese language. Sophia de Mello Breyner was one of the most important Portuguese writers of the 20th century, being the first woman to receive the Camões Prize in 1999.
With dozens of books published, and with some inserted in the education Portuguese program of reading, Sophia de Mello Breyner does not want forgotten in the bookshop of all the authors. Featured books, suggestions from our booksellers, reading excerpts from inside the bookshop are just a few of the surprises readers can discover and follow closely on social networks over the next few days.
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen was born in Porto in 1919 where today the Jardins do Palácio de Cristal are located. In 1964 he received the Grand Prize of Poetry by the Portuguese Society of Writers for his book Livro sexto. She was also distinguished as a short storyteller (Contos Exemplares) and author of children's books (A Menina do Mar, O Cavaleiro da Dinamarca, A Floresta, O Rapaz de Bronze, A Fada Oriana,, etc.)
After several awards, titles and recognitions, both nationally and internationally, Sophia de Mello Breyner left us in the hot month of July 2004.
Livraria Lello pays him a simple homage with a fictional interview based on his work. What would Sophia answer if she were interviewed today by Porto By?