Camilo Castelo Branco( Portuguese writer)
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Biography Camilo Castelo Branco
Castelo Branco, Camil (Castelo Branco, Camilo) (1825-1890), Portuguese writer who is logged in the history of Portuguese literature under his own name - Kamil. Born March 16, 1825 in Lisbon. Conducted a hectic life: in 16 years got married, soon left his wife, changed schools, was the hero of many scandalous stories, for one of them served time in prison. However, in 1885 Kamil received from the king the title of Vicomte de Correia-Botel and went to the province Minu, where committed suicide in San Miguel de Seida June 1, 1890.
Kamil has left a great literary heritage: poems, plays, critical essays, translations, short stories, novels, an extensive correspondence. Best known as a novelist. The best he managed a love story with unexpected twists in the fates of lovers, as in the "Lisbon secrets" (Misterios de Lisboa) and "destructive of love" (Amor de perdio). In numerous "Tales of the province Minu" (Novelas de Minho) it is juicy and bright, without any sentimental indulgence presented scenes from the life of the northern province of Portugal. In "Eusebio Makarios" (Eusbio Macrio) and Brazil's of Prazina "(Brasileira de Prazim) Kamil attempt at a realistic novel.