Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (November 6, 1919 – July 2, 2004) was a Portuguese writer.

Born to a wealthy family, she studied  Classical Philology at the Universidade de Lisboa. Sophia was actively involved in Catholic movements, and openly oposed Salazar’s dictatorship.  She had five children, one of whom is the writer Miguel Sousa Tavares. A documentary about her was produced in 1969 (IMDb), directed by João César Monteiro.

Awards

  • Camões Prize (1999)
  • Reina Sofia Prize (2003)

Books

In English

  • Marine Rose: Selected Poems, tr. Ruth Fainlight (1987)
  • Log Book: Selected Poems, tr. Richard Zenith (1997)
  • Shores, horizons, voyages : selected poems, tr. Rui Cascais Parada (2005)
  • The Perfect Hour, tr. Colin Rorrison with Margaret Jull Costa (2015)

In Portuguese

Poetry

  • Poesia (1944)
  • O Dia do Mar (1947)
  • Coral (1950)
  • No Tempo Dividido (1954)
  • Mar Novo (1958)
  • Livro Sexto (1962)
  • O Cristo Cigano (1961)
  • Geografia (1967)
  • Grades (1970)
  • 11 Poemas (1971)
  • Dual (1972)
  • Antologia (1975)
  • O Nome das Coisas (1977)
  • Navegações (1983)
  • Ilhas (1989)
  • Musa (1994)
  • Signo (1994)
  • O Búzio de Cós (1997)
  • Primeiro Livro de Poesia (1999)
  • Mar (2001)
  • Orpheu e Eurydice (2001)

Short stories

  • Contos Exemplares (1962)
  • Histórias da Terra e do Mar (1984)

Children’s books

  • A Menina do Mar (1958)
  • A Fada Oriana (1958)
  • A Noite de Natal (1959)
  • O Cavaleiro da Dinamarca (1964)
  • O Rapaz de Bronze (1966)
  • A Floresta (1968)
  • O Tesouro (1970)
  • A Árvore (1985)

Plays

  • Não chores minha Querida (1993)
  • Filho de Alma e Sangue (1998)
  • O Azeiteiro (2000)
  • O Bojador (2000)
  • O Colar (2001)

Nonfiction

  • Correspondência – Sophia de Mello Breyner e Jorge de Sena 1959/1978 (2006)

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