Autran Dourado


Autran Dourado

Waldomiro Freitas Autran Dourado (born 1926) is a contemporary Brazilian novelist. He was born in the state of Minas Gerais. Going against current trends in Brazilian literature, Dourado's works display much concern with literary form, with many obscure words and expressions. Minas Gerais is the setting for most of Dourado's books, resembling the early to mid-20th century Regionalist trend in Brazilian literature. Most literary critics consider Dourado's work to have similarities to Baroque literature.

In 2000, Dourado won the Camoens Prize, the most important literary prize in the Portuguese language.

Selected novels

* "Uma vida em segredo" 1964 - translated as "A Hidden Life"
* "Ópera dos Mortos" 1967 - translated as "Voices of the Dead"
* "O Risco do Bordado" 1970 - translated as "Pattern for a Tapestry"
* "Os Sinos da Agonia" 1974 - translated as "Bells of Agony"
* "Opera dos Fantoches" 1995
* "As Imaginações Pecaminosas" (Goethe Prize for Literature 1981)
* "A Serviço Del-Rei" 1984
* "Confissões de Narciso" 1997

Novels with English translations are posted above with their American titles.


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