Mario Quintana

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Birthday
30, 1906
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
May 5, 1994 (87)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
30, 1906
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
May 5, 1994 (87)

About

Remembered for Sapato Florido, Quintanares, Agua, and other acclaimed works of poetry, Quintana typically wrote about mortality and the passing of time and childhood.

Before Fame

He began his literary career as a columnist for the newspaper Correio do Povo. His debut poetry collection, A Rua dos Cataventos, was published in 1940.

Trivia

He was the 1966 winner of the Brazilian Union of Writers' Book of the Year Award.

Family Life

He grew up in Alegrete, Brazil, as the child of Virginia and Celso de Oliveira Quintana. For the majority of his life, he lived alone in hotels.

Associated With

He translated Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway into Portuguese.