Jorge de Lima

Also found in: Wikipedia.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lima, Jorge de


Born Apr. 23, 1895, in União, Alagôas; died 1953 in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian poet.

Lima studied medicine at the University of Bahia from 1910 to 1912 and became a doctor of medicine in 1916. He practiced medicine in the provinces until 1930. His first collection of verses, Alexandrines, was published in 1914. In his best collections, such as The Negress Fulô (1928) and New Poems (1929), Lima used the folklore of the northeastern regions of Brazil to re-create the unique features of the national character.

In the 1930’s, Lima experienced repulsion for bourgeois civilization and turned to religion, as seen in the collection Time and Eternity (1935; with M. Mendes). The mystical visions of the narrative poem The Proclamation and Meeting of Miracelli (published in 1950) evince the poet’s fear of the terrible course of history. The people’s way of life and faith provided the basis for his novels The Angel (1934), influenced by surrealism, and Calunga (1935), in which a realistic narrative style predominates. In both works, Lima depicted the difficult life of peasants. In The Discovery of Orpheus (part 1, 1952), Lima attempted a mystical approach to folkloric characters.


Obra completa. Rio de Janeiro, 1959.


Bandeira, A. R. Jorge de Lima. Rio de Janeiro-São Jose [1959].
Cavalcanti, P. Vida e obra de J. de Lima. Rio de Janeiro, 1969.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC), Marcos Jorge de Lima received the 'Personality of Steel' award of 2018, conferred by Brazil Steel Institute in its traditional luncheon of the year, 11/27, at the Hilton Copacabana Hotel, in Rio de Janeiro.
The outcome of the Economic Forum held on April 26 in Sao Paulo and the visit of a Brazilian businessmen delegation to Tunisia were at heart of his meeting with Executive Secretary at the Industry, Foreign Trade and Services Ministry Marcos Jorge de Lima.
A serie fotografica Pele preta, primeiro trabalho fotografico da artista a vir a publico, exposto no Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, em 1966, e objeto de reflexao deste artigo, e inaugural no uso do texto ao pontuar as imagens fotograficas da serie com trechos de poemas de Jorge de Lima, poeta modernista brasileiro.
Para pensar a infancia no universo poetico de Jorge de Lima, o artigo de Luciano M.
This musical/drama is based on Jorge de Lima's poem, which inspired the early-1980s local classic musical play/ballet with songs by Chico Buarque and Edu Lobo.