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Name: Lima Barreto  
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Date of Birth: 23rd June 1906
Place of Birth: Casa Branca, São Paulo, Brazil
Profession: Writer
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Afonso Henrique de Lima Barreto was a Brazilian author, who wrote one of the country's classics, Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma or Tragic death of..., describing the adventures of a music- and book-loving odd-ball confronted with Brazil's peculiarities at the turn of the century.


Lima Barreto was born in a poor family of mixed race (mestiço). He became a public servant and wrote as a journalist and novelist at the same time. He led a life affected by alcoholism and psychiatric inverventions.


  • Recordações do Escrivão Isaías Caminha (1909)
  • Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma (1915)
  • Clara do Anjos, published posthumously in 1948.

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