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José Régio

José Régio (1901-1969) whose real name was José Maria dos Reis Pereira was a poet, playwright and writer of fiction, born in 1901, in Vila do Conde, where he died in 1969. The principal themes of his poetry emerge clearly in his first book (Poemas de Deus e do Diabo, 1925), in which the cult of originality, understood as expressive authenticity, takes place thematically between the poles of Good and Evil, of spirit and flesh, and, finally, of the divine and the human.

Magnum opus: The old house

Date of birth: September 17, 1901