Andrade, Carlos Drummond de

Andrade, Carlos Drummond de

(əndräd`), 1902–87, Brazilian poet. The son of landowners, he worked as a journalist before earning (1925) a degree in pharmacology. In 1928 Andrade became a civil servant while working as a newspaper editor. His first volume of poems, Alguma poesia [some poetry] (1930), exhibited many characteristics of Brazilian modernism. Andrade is considered the major Brazilian poet of his time; his works include Poesias [poems] (1942), A rosa do povo [the people's rose] (1945), Claro enigma [clear enigma] (1951), A vida passada a limpo [life in a new copy] (1959), and As impurezas do branco [the impurities of white] (1973). English translations of his work have been published in Travelling in the Family: Selected Poems (1986, ed. by T. Colchie and M. Strand) and Multitudinous Heart (2015, tr. by R. Zenith). Andrade also wrote essays and award-winning translations of European writers.

Bibliography

See study by R. Sternberg (1987).

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Influenced by the folk poetry and ballads of northeastern Brazil--as well as by such literary precursors as Jorge Guillen, Nicanor Parra, Manuel de Bandeira, Oswald de Andrade, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Paul Valery, Francis Ponge (laureate of the 1974 Neustadt Prize), and Marianne Moore--Cabral's own poetry was marked by rational forms and dynamic construction, in his attempt to let "visible things speak" through striking and at the same time dispassionate imagery.
The anthology included works by Oswald de Andrade, Manuel Bandeira, Mario de Andrade, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Murilo Mendes, Cecilia Meireles, Jorge de Lima, Joao Cabral de Melo Neto, Vinicius de Moraes, and Ferreira Gullar.