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Readings to remember: Eugenio de Andrade

Posted in Eugenio de Andrade by lyrikline on 4. March 2014

Eugénio de Andrade was the pseudonym of José Fontinhas, (January 19, 1923 – June 13, 2005).
In 2001, Eugénio de Andrade received the Camões Prize, the most important literary prize for the Portuguese language, often regarded as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Literature for works in the Portuguese world.

In this clip, Eugénio de Andrade reads his poem O Sorriso.


Here you will find the original text of the poem as well as the translation into English ( The Smile ) and into German ( Das Lächeln ).

You might be interested in more Poems from the Portuguese.