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AUTRAN DOURADO

[ Patos de Minas (MG): 1926 ] He found the raw material for his novels in the world of Minas Gerais state. The authorís fictional universe and his narrative structure are thus constructed around an aged and archaic Minas, the structures of which, coexisting with modernity, give his work literary vitality as well as showing us the process through which the author brings his characters to life. In this way, his narrative follows the thread of memory, of memories, of past things encrusted in new ones, of blurred and clouded images, of the shadows through which his mythical vision of the cosmos is organized. His vast work has won many awards and has been translated into other languages.

Updated in 1999