Mário de Andrade
Mário Raul de Morais Andrade was a Brazilian poet, novelist, musicologist, art historian and critic. He virtually created modern Brazilian poetry with the publication of his Paulicéia Desvairada in 1922. He was the driving force behind the Week of Modern Art, the 1922 event that reshaped both literature and the visual arts in Brazil.
About Mário de Andrade in brief
Mário Raul de Morais Andrade was a Brazilian poet, novelist, musicologist, art historian and critic, and photographer. He virtually created modern Brazilian poetry with the publication of his Paulicéia Desvairada in 1922. He was the driving force behind the Week of Modern Art, the 1922 event that reshaped both literature and the visual arts in Brazil. At the end of his life, he became the founding director of São Paulo’s Department of Culture, formalizing a role he had long held as the catalyst of the city’s—and the nation’s—entry into artistic modernity. He has had an enormous influence on modern Brazilian literature, and as a scholar and essayist, he was a pioneer of the field of ethnomusicology. His influence has reached far beyond Brazil, and he was the central figure in the avant-garde movement of Sao Paulo for twenty years. He died in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1986, at the age of 89. He is buried in the Cemité de São Paulo, a suburb of the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, where he lived for most of his adult life.
For more information on Andrade’s life and work, visit his website: http://www.mário-morais-andrade.com/. For more on the work of Tomlins, visit Tomlins’ website: www.tomlins.co.uk. For other information about Andrade, visit the Mário Morais Andrade website:http:// www.mraul- Morais-Andrade-site.com/mrail-orais- andrade- Website: http:www.sao-paulo-orca.com.uk/mbrail/mRAIL/MRAIL-ORCA-1-2-3-4-5-6-6.html. For additional information about Tomlins and his work:http:://mraIL.co/MraIL-1/3-3/4-4/5-5/6-7-6/7-8-7/7/8-9-9/7.html?page=1. Andrade: “I am the author of a book about the history, people, culture, and particularly music of the Brazilian interior, both in the state of São Paulo and in the wilder areas to the northeast. I am also the translator of Andrade’s second book, Macunaíma, in which he describes in his introduction a crucial event in the development of modern philosophy and philosophy.” For more about the book, visit mraul.org.uk: MRAIL.com: http://mbraIL.org: /sraIL/Macuna Ima.html/Mbrail-1.html#page=3.