Biography of Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902-1987)

Leading poet, storyteller and chronicler Brazilian, natural of Itabira, in the State of Minas Gerais. He/She founded, together with João Alphonsus, Ciro dos Anjos, Almeida Mattins and others, A magazine, which was one of the most important publications of Brazilian modernism, and also collaborated with other publications. His most important works are A rosa do povo (1945), Boitempo (1968) and As impurities do branco (1973).

He studied Pharmacy in Belo Horizonte, and served for a time as Professor of geography. He/She moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1933, where he/she worked for national artistic and historical heritage. Did not collaborate in the press, mainly in O Correio da Manhã. Of his poetry, as well as the antecitados titles, include: Alguma Poesía (1930), Brejo das Almas (1934), Sentimento do Mundo (1940), clear enigma (1951), Viola's bag (1952), Lição de Coisas (1962), Versiprosa (1967) and O Marginal Clorindo cat (1978).

With humor and satire always present in his verses, his poetry evolved from Brazilian nationalism of his first book of poems towards a lyrical work more metaphysical, passing through a critique of bourgeois society and ending with composing a more experimental poetry. This last aspect led him to reflect on numerous occasions on the role of the poet in the modern society.

Drumond de Andrade, considered one of the best contemporary poets of Brazilian literature, was also author of tales and Chronicles, more than perform translations (from the French especially) and write his memoirs (1985).