Alves Redol
Name: Alves Redol
Occupation: Novelist
Gender: Male
Birth Day: December 29, 1911
Death Date: Nov 29, 1969 (age 57)
Age: Aged 57
Country: Portugal
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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Alves Redol

Alves Redol was born on December 29, 1911 in Portugal (57 years old). Alves Redol is a Novelist, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Nationality: Portugal. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

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He was arrested in 1944 for his membership in the Portuguese Communist Party.

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Before Fame

He started writing articles for his town's local newspaper when he was just fifteen years old.

Biography

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1911

Redol was born in 1911 in Vila Franca de Xira to Antonio Redol da Cruz, a shopkeeper, and Inocência Alves Redol. When he was fifteen, his articles were published in the local weekly newspaper, Vida Ribatejana. After finishing secondary school in 1927, he traveled to Portuguese Angola where he stayed for three years. His stay in Angola influenced Redol's worldview and later literature.

1936

Redol published stories in the newspapers O Diabo and Sol Nascente in which he identified with the opposition to the Estado Novo. On 29 November 1936, in his first collaboration with O Diabo, the short story Kangondo was published. Kangondo had an African feel. Redol continued to work with the newspapers to publish chronicles and tales about the social issues in Ribatejo.

1939

Redol would not become known for his work as a journalist; instead, he became famous for his novels. In 1939, he published his first book, Gaibéus. According to the author, Gaibéus was not intended as a piece of art, but rather as a report of the way of life of the peasants in Ribatejo. This novel started a series of works of fiction depicting the difficult lives of peasants and fishermen in Portugal in the first half of the 20th century: Marés (1941), Avieiros (1942), and Fanga (1943).

1943

The publication of Fanga in 1943 coincided with the birth of his only son, António.

1944

At the beginning of the 1940s, he joined the Portuguese Communist Party although it was then illegal to do so. Redol was arrested in May 1944. In November 1945, Redol was called to the Central Committee of the Movement of Democratic Unity (Movimento de Unidade Democrática) and chose to actively participate in the campaigns for the fake elections held by the Salazar regime.

1947

In 1947, he was nominated for the position of Secretary-General of the Portuguese section of International PEN. In 1948, he participated in the World Congress of Intellectuals for Peace held in Wrocław, Poland.

1948

Redol published the novel Horizonte Cerrado in 1948; it was the first volume of a trilogy about the Portuguese wine-making region of Douro. Os Homens e as Sombras (1951) and Vindima de Sangue (1953) completed the self-styled port wine cycle. He won the Ricardo Malheiros Prize for Horizonte Cerrado.

1964

A Barca dos Sete Lemes was translated into English by Linton Lomas Barrett and published as A Man with Seven Names by Knopf in 1964.

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