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MS Port 43

Meireles, Cecília, 1901-1964. Cecília Meireles letters to José Bruges de Oliveira, 1949-1951: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Port 43
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Meireles, Cecília, 1901-1964.
Title: Cecília Meireles letters to José Bruges de Oliveira,
Date(s): 1949-1951.
Quantity: 1 collection (.04 linear feet (1 folder)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Portuguese.
Abstract: Letters from Brazilian poet Cecília Meireles to Portuguese writer Dr. José Bruges de Oliveira.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

96M-42. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Trust from Richard C. Ramer, 225 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021; received: 1997 March 19.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Michael W. Austin

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Cecília Meireles Letters to José Bruges de Oliveira, 1949-1951 (MS Port 43). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Poet, educator, and journalist Cecília Meireles was a major representative of Brazilian Modernism, in which she mixed neo-symbolist themes of time's ephemerality and the contemplative life with the project of nationalistic vanguardism. She is widely regarded as one of the finest writers in the Portuguese language, as well as Brazil's greatest female poet.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Consists of 17 autograph and typescript letters from Meireles to Bruges de Oliveira. Includes 1 letter from Bruges de Oliveira to Meireles, as well as 1 original composition by Meireles.

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