Cristóvão de Aguiar

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October 19, 2021

Luís Cristóvão Dias de Aguiar, from his literary name Cristóvão de Aguiar (Pico da Pedra, São Miguel Island, 8 September 1940 – Coimbra, 5 October 2021), was a Portuguese writer.

Biography

After Vitorino Nemésio, he is considered the greatest writer of literature by Azorean authors and one of the most important in the panorama of contemporary Portuguese literature.[citation needed] He graduated in Germanic Philology from the University of Coimbra, which he attended from 1960 to 1971. He completed his military service in Portuguese Guinea, from 1965 to 1967, a period during which he had to interrupt his studies. He became a reader of the English Language at the University of Coimbra in 1972. He was a writer and contributor to the magazine Vértice. from the University of Coimbra in 2005, on the occasion of the forty years of his literary life, having published a book, "Homenagem a Cristóvão de Aguiar", coordinated by Prof. Doctor Ana Paula Arnaut, which contains most of the criticisms and essays published on the author's work during his literary life.[citation needed] The novel Raiz Comovida trilogy (1978-1981), about Azorean communities, emigration and the colonial war in Guinea, is his most important work.[citation needed?] Also worthy of mention is his Relation on Board (1999-2004), in three volumes, one of the most interesting diaries in Portuguese literature.[citation needed] sources?] He died on October 5, 2021, in Coimbra, at 81 years of age.

Works

Poetry: Empty Hands (poetry, 1965); The Bread of the Word (1977); Sonnets of Ilhéu Love (1992) Prose: Literate Dogs, Tales (2008) Tattooed arm, patches from the Colonial War, 2006 September, 1985, cyclone, romance or whatever you want to call it Cry in flames, 1995, memories Passenger in transit, 1988 Marilha, narrative sequence (includes "September Cyclone and Cry in Flames".7 With Paulo Quintela at the get-together table, biographical notes Discovering the city and other stories, 1992 Miguel Torga - Lavrador das Letras, 2007, on the 1st centenary of the Author's birth Catharsis, epistolary dialogue in the form of a novel (written in collaboration with Francisco de Aguiar) Charlas about the Portuguese Language - some of the most common language slips, 2007 Trasfega, cases and tales, 2003, (Prémio Miguel Torga, 2002) A Tabuada do Tempo - the slow narrative of the days (Prémio Miguel Torga, 2006) The Heart of Memory, 2014Translations: The Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith, 1982 A Nobre Arquitetura, by António Arnaut (Portuguese to English version), 1982

Awards

Ricardo Malheiros Award with Moved Root" Grand Prix of Biographical Literature with Onboard Relation Miguel Torga Literary Award with Trasfega (2002) and A Tabuada do Tempo (2006)

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