Brazilian writer Cleonice Berardinelli dies at 106

SAO PAULO, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian writer and literary critic Cleonice Berardinelli, one of the world's leading specialists in Portuguese literature, died Tuesday at the age of 106 from respiratory failure in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Academy of Letters confirmed Wednesday.

Berardinelli was a member of the academy since 2009 as a result of her literary career and academic work, as well as being a critic of Portuguese language works, especially of the Portuguese poet and writer, Fernando Pessoa.

"She was the oldest living member of the institution," the academy's statement read.

Berardinelli, who was born in Rio de Janeiro in August 1916, graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of the University of Sao Paulo in 1938.

Among her academic duties, she was a visiting professor at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and the University of California in the United States.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In World

India's Congress party to launch street protests against Gandhi's conviction
U.S. carries out air strikes in Syria after American contractor killed
At least 13 dead in latest clash with police outside Rio de Janeiro
El Salvador president readies bill to eliminate taxes on tech
Congo President Tshisekedi brings in former VP Bemba in reshuffle ahead of election
Ukraine prepares counteroffensive as Russia's assault on Bakhmut flags
Australia's biggest state to vote in close-run election
Roundup: U.S. California continues to witness rare, violent weather
Over 1 mln protest against pension reform in France
U.S. Los Angeles area hit by strongest tornado since 1983

Others Also Read