Raimundo da Mota de Azevedo Correia (May 13, 1859 – September 13, 1911) was a Brazilian Parnassian poet, judge and magistrate. Alongside Alberto de Oliveira and Olavo Bilac, he was a member of the "Parnassian Triad".
|Born||Raimundo da Mota de Azevedo Correia|
May 13, 1859
São Luís, Brazil
|Died||September 13, 1911 (aged 52)|
|Occupation||Poet, judge, magistrate|
|Alma mater||University of São Paulo|
|Notable works||Primeiros Sonhos|
He founded and occupied the 5th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1897 until his death in 1911.
Correia was born on a ship anchored in the shores of São Luís, Maranhão, to desembargador José da Mota de Azevedo Correia and Maria Clara Vieira da Mota de Azevedo Correia. Correia made his secondary course at the Colégio Pedro II, and graduated in Law in 1882, at the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo. He would serve as a successful judge in Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.
Correia's first book, Primeiros Sonhos, was published in 1879, and its poems have a strong influence of Brazilian Romantic poets such as Fagundes Varela, Casimiro de Abreu and Castro Alves. However, he would join Parnassianism in 1883, with him book Sinfonias. Some of his poems are also considered to forerun the Symbolist movement in Brazil.
- Primeiros Sonhos (1879)
- Sinfonias (1883)
- Versos e Versões (1887)
- Aleluias (1891)
- Poesias (1898)
- Bosi 2015, p. 237.
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- Raimundo Correia's biography at the official site of the Brazilian Academy of Letters (in Portuguese)
- Works by Raimundo Correia at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
Bernardo Guimarães (patron)
Brazilian Academy of Letters - Occupant of the 5th chair
1897 — 1911