One Bedroom Apartment
3 Apartments of approximately 45 m2, located on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, for two people,
with a living room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen
Apartment Armindo Rodrigues
Who was Armindo Rodrigues
Armindo José Rodrigues (Lisbon, 1904 - Lisbon, August 8, 1993), was a Portuguese doctor, translator and poet.
Armindo José Rodrigues (Lisbon, 1904 - Lisbon, August 8, 1993), was a Portuguese doctor, translator and poet. He graduated in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, and is considered one of the greatest writers of the Portuguese neo-realist movement.
Much of his childhood was spent in the Alentejo.
He collaborated in several magazines such as Coloquio-Letras (from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation), Seara Nova, Vértice and in newspapers such as O Diabo and Notícias do Blockade.
Having lived during the Salazar regime, and having ideas contrary to the current regime, he was arrested several times. In his fight against fascism, he belonged to several clandestine organizations.
He participated in the electoral campaigns of Arlindo Vicente and Norton de Matos, in the years 1945, 1949 and 1958. Armindo Rodrigues was part of the Movement for Democratic Unity (MUD).
He was one of the founders of the PEN Club Português, along with other renowned Portuguese writers, having been appointed member.
Translated by authors such as André Malraux, Alain-Fournier, Mikhail Cholokov and Oscar Wilde.
Armindo Rodrigues (1904-1993)
Apartment Almeida Garrett
Who was Almeida Garrett
Almeida Garrett (Porto, 4 de fevereiro de 1799 — Lisboa, 9 de dezembro de 1854) foi um poeta, prosador, dramaturgo, orador, par do reino, ministro e secretário de estado honorário português. Embora tenha se dedicado a vários géneros literários, foi na poesia e no teatro que ganhou maior destaque. As suas obras
Camões e Frei Luis de Sousa conquistaram grande importância no mundo literário.
In 1816, Almeida Garrett joined the Law course at the University of Coimbra. That same year he writes his first poems with characteristics of Arcadism, due to his neoclassical formation, later assembled under the name of Lírica de João Minimum.
In 1821 he published the poem Portrait of Venus. Its content was considered a threat to morals and, therefore, the writer was the target of a judicial process. In 1823, he went into exile in England due to his participation in the Liberal Revolution of Porto. Then he leaves for Paris, where he publishes the poem Camões (1825), the starting point of Portuguese Romanticism.
With the victory of the liberal cause, he is appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs. Almeida Garrett was also a great driver of romantic theater in Portugal.
It was he who proposed the building of the National Theater of D. Maria II and the creation of the Conservatory of Dramatic Art. Her work will forever retain its place in the history of Portuguese literature, due to the innovations it brought to it and which opened new paths for the authors who followed it.
Garrett, even for the accentuated individualism that runs through his entire work, deserves to be considered the most representative author of romanticism in Portugal.
Almeida Garrett (1799-1854)
Apartment Jose Cardoso Pires
Who was José Cardoso Pires
José Augusto Neves Cardoso Pires (Castelo Branco, October 2, 1925 - Lisbon, October 26) was a Portuguese writer, author of short stories, novels, chronicles and essays, considered unanimously as one of the greatest Portuguese writers of the 20th century.
His literary career is marked by not identifying with any group, nor settling in any literary genre, although he maintained some relationship with the Portuguese neo-realist movement. He also attended surrealist groups in the early 1940s.
He published his first book in 1949, Os Caminheiros e Outros Contos, removed from circulation by censorship. In the early 1950s, he was detained by the regime's political police after the seizure of his short story Histórias de Amor.
In the 1960s he was a member of the Portuguese Society of Writers. In 1963, he published Hôte de Job, a book dedicated to his brother, who died while doing military service in the 1950s, and which earned him the “Camilo Castelo Branco” Prize. In 1968 he published O Delfim, considered as his masterpiece.
In the 1980s, he published A Balada da Praia dos Cão, a novel that won him the Grand Prize for Romance and Novela of the Portuguese Writers Association and which was the target of making a film with the same name. In 1987 he published “Alexandra Alpha”, a work that deserved the Special Award from the Association of Critics, from São Paulo, Brazil.
In 1995 he suffered a stroke that caused him to be in a coma for some time. Recovered, in 1997 he published the work De Porfundis, Valsa Lenta, for which he received two awards: Prize D. Dinis and Prize of Critics, awarded by the International Association of Literary Critics.
Among the prizes already mentioned, he also received the International Prize União Latina (1991), the Golden Astrolabe of the International Prize Last Novecento (1992) and the Prémio Pessoa (1997).
In 1998 he suffered another stroke, which would be the cause of his death on October 26, in Lisbon. In September of that same year he was awarded the Vida Literária Prize by the Portuguese Writers Association.
José Cardoso Pires (1925-1998)