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José Lins do Rego

José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July 3, 1901 in Pilar Brazil[1] According to Otto Maria Carpeaux, José Lins was "the last of the story tellers".[2] His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), was published with difficulty, but soon it got praised by the critics.[3]


  • Novels 1
  • Films based on his Novels 2
  • Translations 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


  • Menino de Engenho (1932)
  • Doidinho (1933)
  • Bangüê (1934)
  • O Moleque Ricardo (1935)
  • Usina (1936)
  • Pureza (1937 English; "Purity")
  • Pedra bonita (1938)
  • Riacho doce (1939)
  • Água-mãe (1941)
  • Fogo morto (1943)
  • Eurídice (1947)
  • Cangaceiros (1953)
  • Histórias da velha Totonha (1936)
  • Gordos e magros (1942)
  • Poesia e vida (1945)
  • Homens, seres e coisas (1952)
  • A casa e o homem (1954)
  • Meus verdes anos (1956)
  • Presença do Nordeste na literatura brasileira (1957)
  • O vulcão e a fonte (1958)
  • Dias idos e vividos (1981)

Films based on his Novels

  • Pureza, directed by Chianca de Garcia (1940).
  • Plantation Boy, directed by Valter Lima (1965), based on Menino de Engenho novel.
  • The Last Plantation, directed by Marcos Farias (1976), based on Fogo morto novel.


The "Academia Brasileira de Letras" points out that several Novels by José Lins do Rego have been translated internationally: Germany, Argentina, Spain, USA, France, England, Italy, Portugal, and Korea.


  1. ^ Hafez, 1997, p.13
  2. ^ CARPEAUX, 1980, citado por Hafez, 1997, p.19
  3. ^ Hafez, 1997, p.10

External links

  • IMDB page
  • Site do Escritor, with bibliography and timeline of José Lins do Rego (in Portuguese)

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