Biographies Adonias Aguiar Filho

Adonias Aguiar Filho was born in Bahia, Brazil in 1915. He is the author of nine novels, including Léguas da promissão (The Leagues of Promise) (1968), and As Velhas (The Old Ones) (1975). Three of his novels: Os servos da morte (The Servants of Death) (1946), Memórias de Lázaro (Memories of Lazarus) (1952) and O Forte (The Foretress) (1965) complete his trilogy depicting life in the cacao-growing region of northeastern Brazil.  Aguiar Filho was a prolific contributor to numerous newspapers, published several essay books and translated English-language fiction into Portuguese. His honors include the Paula Brito Prize and the National Prize for Literature. From 1961 to 1971 he served as the director of Brazil’s National Library (1961-1971). During his tenure there, he was elected to be a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. He died in 1990.
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Adonias Aguiar Filho nació en Bahía, Brasil en 1915. Fue autor de nueve novelas, entre ellas Léguas da promissão (Las ligas de las Promesas) (1968),) y As Velhas (Los viejos) (1975). Las novelas: Os servos da morte (Los sirvientes de la muerte) (1946), Memórias de Lázaro (Memorias de Lázaro) (1952) and O Forte (El Fuerte) (1965) conforman la trilogía que retrata la vida entorno a la crianza del cacao en la región de su lugar de nacimiento, Bahia. Entre sus honors se incluyen el premio Paula Brito y el Premio Nacional de literatura. Aguiar Filho también escribió para numerosos periódicos y revistas, publicó varios libros de ensayos críticos y tradujo la ficción de lengua inglesa al portugués. De 1961 a 1971 sirvió como director de la Biblioteca Nacional de Brasil, y en 1963 fue seleccionado para formar parte de la Academia de Letras de Brasil. Murió en 1990.

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