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Marcelo mourns the death of Brazilian scholar of Portuguese literature Cleonice Berardinelli

Cleonice Berardinelli died Tuesday at the age of 106. Marcelo says that she had “a prominent place” among Brazilian scholars of Portuguese literature.

The President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, expressed his regret on Wednesday for the death of Cleonice Berardinelli, on Tuesday, at the age of 106, underlining her “very prominent place” among Brazilian scholars of Portuguese literature.

“Of all the Lusitanos, who contribute so much to keeping Portuguese culture alive in the world, the Brazilians deserve a special mention, given our thousand-year history and our common language. And among Brazilian scholars of Portuguese literature, Cleonice Berardinelli held a very prominent place”, reads a note from the Portuguese head of state.

In the message published on the official website of the Presidency of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa affirms that “Portuguese and Brazilian writers and academics, and their students on both sides of the Atlantic, owe much to the teaching of “Doña Cleo”. , as she was treated affectionately”.

“I express, for his departure, my regret and our gratitude”, declares the President of the Republic.

The note notes that Cleonice Berardinelli was a professor at Brazilian, American and Portuguese universities“He dedicated himself to Camonian studies and various works on Pessoa (essays, anthologies, critical editions)”.

“Dean of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, she has been a correspondent for the Lisbon Academy of Sciences since 1975, was a member of the Camões Award jury and received the insignia of the Order of the Infante D. Henrique and the Order of Sant’Iago da Espada” , is still read in the message published by the Presidency of the Republic.

According to the Brazilian press, Cleonice Berardinelli died on Tuesday at the age of 106.

According to the Estadão newspaper, the specialist in Portuguese literature in Brazil received her doctorate in 1959 in Classical and Vernacular Literature from the National Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Brazil and taught for more than 50 years at institutions such as the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).

Cleonice Berardinelli was also a professor at the Catholic University of Petrópolis, at the Rio Branco Institute and was a visiting professor at the Universities of California, Santa Bárbara campus (1985) and Lisbon (1987 and 1989).

Among the main works of Cleonice Berardinelli are “Camonian Studies, from 1973, which was expanded in 2000, “Works in prose: Fernando Pessoa”, from 1986“El paso de las horas de Álvaro Campos”, from 1988, “Poemas de Álvaro Campos”, published in Lisbon in 1990, “Fernando Pessoa: te vuelvo a ver…, from 2004″, and Gil Vicente: autos”, from 2012 .

Source: Observadora

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