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Raul Germano Brandão (12 March 1867, in Foz do Douro, Porto – 5 December 1930, in Lisbon) was a Portuguese writer, journalist and military officer, notable for the realism of his literary descriptions and by the lyricism of his language. Brandão was born in Foz do Douro, a parish of Porto, where he spent the majority of his youth. Born in a family of sailors, the ocean and the sailors are recurring themes in his work.

Raul Germano Brandão
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Born(1867-03-12)12 March 1867
Died5 December 1930(1930-12-05) (aged 63)
OccupationWriter, journalist and military officer

BiographyEdit

Brandão completed his secondary studies in 1891. After that, he joined the military academy, where he initiated a long career in the Ministry of War. While working in the ministry, he also worked as a journalist and published several books.

In 1896, Brandão was commissioned in Guimarães, where he would meet his future wife. He married in the next year and settled in the city. Despite living in Guimarães, Brandão spent long periods in Lisbon. After retiring from the army, in 1912, Brandão initiated the most productive period of his writing career. He died on 5 December 1930, age 63, after publishing a profuse journalistic and literary work.

Published worksEdit

 
Raul Brandão by Henrique Moreira (Porto)
  • 1890 - Impressões e Paisagens
  • 1896 - História de um Palhaço
  • 1901 - O Padre
  • 1903 - A Farsa
  • 1906 - Os Pobres (The Poor, trans. Karen Sotelino. Dalkey Archive Press, 2016)
  • 1912 - El-Rei Junot
  • 1914 - A Conspiração de 1817
  • 1917 - Húmus (1917)
  • 1919 - Memórias (vol. I)
  • 1923 - Teatro
  • 1923 - Os Pescadores
  • 1925 - Memórias (vol. II)
  • 1926 - As Ilhas Desconhecidas
  • 1926 - A Morte do Palhaço e o Mistério da Árvore
  • 1927 - Jesus Cristo em Lisboa, with Teixeira de Pascoaes
  • 1929 - O Avejão
  • 1930 - Portugal Pequenino, with Maria Angelina Brandão
  • 1931 - O Pobre de Pedir
  • 1933 - Vale de Josafat

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