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Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, GCSE, GCIH (Oporto, November 6, 1919 - Lisbon, July 2, 2004) was one of the most important Portuguese poets of the 20th century.[citation needed] The Military Order of St. ... The Order of Infante D. Henrique (Portuguese: Ordem do Infante D. Henrique) is a Portuguese honorific order that distinguishes relevant services for Portugal, in the country or in foreign ones, in the expansion of the Portuguese culture, its history and its values. ... A modern view of the ancient city of Porto, the city that gave the name to the country. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Poets are authors of poems. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


She distinguished herself as a storyteller with Os Contos Exemplares (Exemplary Tales) and was the author of several children's books, including A Fada Oriana (The Fairy Oriana), A Menina do Mar (The Sea Girl), O Cavaleiro da Dinamarca (The Knight from Denmark), A Floresta (The Forest), O Rapaz de Bronze (The Bronze Boy) and A Árvore (The Tree). Basic Characteristics There is some debate as to what constitutes childrens literature. ... A Fada Oriana, Portuguese for The Fairy Oriana, is one of the most emblematic childrens book of Portuguese literature, written in 1958 by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen. ...

"Poetry," she explained, "is my understanding with the universe, my way of relating to things, my participation in reality, my encounter with voices and images. That is why the poem speaks not of an ideal life but of a concrete one: the angle of a window, the resonance of streets, cities and rooms, the shade cast by a wall, a sudden face, the stars’ silence, distance and brightness, the night’s breathing, the scent of the linden and of oregano."

She was married to lawyer and politician Francisco Sousa Tavares; their son is journalist and best-selling author Miguel Sousa Tavares. Miguel Sousa Tavares (born Oporto, 25 June 1952) is a Portuguese journalist and writer. ...


Mello Breyner's Awards

  • In 1964 Grand Prize for Poetry by the Portuguese Writers Society for her book Livro Sexto (The Sixth Chant).
  • In 1977 Teixeira de Pascoaes Prize for her book O Nome das Coisas (The Name of Things).
  • In 1983 Critics' Prize by the International Association of Critics for the full set of her work.
  • In 1989 King Diniz Prize by the Casa de Mateus Foundation for her book Ilhas (Islands).
  • In 1990 Grand Prize for Poetry by both Inasset/Inapa and Pen Club for her book Ilhas (Islands).
  • In 1992 Calouste Gulbenkian's Grand Prize for Literature for Children by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for the full set of her work.
  • In 1994 "Vida Literária" (Literary Life) Prize by the Portuguese Association of Writers.
  • In 1995 Honour Plaque of the Petrarca Prize by the Italian Association of Editors.
  • In 1998 Luís Miguel Nava Foundation Prize for her book O Búzio de Cós e Outros Poemas.
  • In 1999 Camoens Prize (the biggest Prize for Portuguese language literature for the full set of her work.)
  • In 2003 Reina Sofia Prize Iberan-American (the biggest prize for writers of Portugal, Spain and Latin America.)
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Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (3417 words)
De 1944 a 1954, Sophia publicou as suas quatro primeiras colectâneas de poemas quo exprimem em variados temas e formas de linguagem a sua procura de união com a Natureza.
Neste mesmo poema, Sophia acumula um conjunto de metáforas relativas ao seu país, as quais sintetizam a relevância de Portugal na sua poesia, «atenta como uma antena» à realidade.
A poesia de Sophia é duplamente formativa porque ajuda o leitor a tomar consciência da realidade social e política, e a procurar formas de luta que procuram não redobrar as cadeias da violência mas eliminá-la progressivamente.
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SOPHIA is a Greek word that means "wisdom." In the Greek translation of the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament), the name Sophia is given as a translation of Ḥokhmah (also meaning "wisdom"), the name of a figure with feminine features.
There is thus a sense in which sophia encompasses both the necessary truths that follow from demonstrations (the domain of epistēmē) and the necessary truths that are the first principles of the demonstrative sciences (the domain of nous).
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, granddaughter of Sophia of Hanover: daughter of Sophia Dorothea of Celle
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