CASTRO ALVES Antonio De( Brazilian poet)
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Biography CASTRO ALVES Antonio De
CASTRO ALVES, Antonio de (Castro Alves, Antonio de) (1847-1871), Brazilian poet, a fighter for the liberation of blacks in their country. His poem "The groans of Africa" and "slave ship" meant for the Brazilian abolitionism is the same as the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin", to prepare the American Society of Civil War. The poet himself did not live up to the abolition of slavery in Brazil (1888). Died Castro Alves in Bahia July 6, 1871.
Castro Alves was born on March 14, 1847 in the estate Kabaseyras near Kurolinyu. He studied law at the University of Sцёo Paulo, failing health was unable to complete their education. In the work of Castro Alves (who is often called 'the conscience of the nation') and other poets, TN. Kondorskii school Brazilian poetry of intimate lyricism turned to social issues. Bright, brash lyricism of poetry Castro Alves, scale images, the richness and power of color reminds political cycle "Retribution" Victor Hugo. His poetry stood in Brazil more than 50 publications, . best known collections "Ripple the waves" (Espumas flutuantes, . 1871), . "Paulo Afonso Falls" (A Cachoeira de Paulo Afonso, . 1876) and "Complete Works" (Obras Completas, . 1921),
. Castro Alwes also belongs to the revolutionary-romantic drama "Gonzaga, or revolution in Minas Gerais" (Gonzaga ou a Revoluo, publ. 1876).