Herberto Hélder

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Herberto Helder
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BornHerberto Helder Luís Bernardes de Oliveira
(1930-11-23)November 23, 1930
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
DiedMarch 23, 2015(2015-03-23) (aged 84)
Cascais, Portugal
OccupationPoet, writer
NationalityPortuguese
Period1958–2015
Notable awardsPessoa Prize (1994)

Herberto Helder (November 23, 1930 – March 23, 2015) was a Portuguese poet.[1] He was born in Funchal, Madeira. He was thought to be one of the most important Portuguese poets. His poetry is not yet enough studied by academics because he does not like the attention and refused several literary awards.

Published works[change | change source]

Poetry[change | change source]

  • O Amor em visita (Love in visit), Lisbon, 1958
  • A Colher na Boca (The spoon in the mouth), Lisbon, 1961
  • Poemacto (Poemact), Lisbon, 1967
  • Lugar (Place), Lisbon, 1962
  • Electronicolirica (Electronicalyrics), Lisbon, 1964
  • Húmus (Humus), Lisbon, 1967
  • Retrato em movimento (Portrait in movement), Lisbon, 1967
  • O bebedor nocturno (The nocturnal drinker), Lisbon, 1968
  • O ofício cantante (The singing craft), Lisbon, 1968
  • Cobra (Snake/Cobra), Lisbon, 1977
  • Photomaton e Vox (Photomaton and Vox), Lisbon, 1979
  • Poesia Toda (All Poetry), Lisbon, 1981
  • A Cabeça entre as mãos (The head between the hands), Lisbon, 1982
  • As Magias (1987)
  • Última Ciência (1988)
  • Do Mundo (1994)
  • Poesia Toda (1º vol. de 1953 a 1966; 2º vol. de 1963 a 1971) (1973)
  • Poesia Toda (1ª ed. em 1981)
  • A Faca Não Corta o Fogo – Súmula & Inédita (2008)
  • Ofício Cantante (2009)
  • Servidões (2013)
  • A Morte sem Mestre (2014)

Fiction[change | change source]

  • Os passos em volta (The steps around), Lisbon, 1963
  • Apresentação do rosto (Presentation of the face), Lisbon, 1968

References[change | change source]

  1. VITÓRIA, ANA (May 7, 2009). "Robô poeta de Leonel Moura lança livro". Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved July 9, 2011.

Other websites[change | change source]

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