Caio Fernando de Abreu honored by Google this Wednesday (12). The Brazilian journalist, playwright and writer would turn 70 today. To celebrate, the Doodle that replaces the classic search engine logo illustrates the artist holding a book in an obscure environment, translating the distress of many of his works. After a few seconds, the image of a Chinese dragon emerges from behind, referring to the book Os Drages Don't Know Paraso, winner of the Jabuti Prize in 1989.
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Abreu was born in the city of Santiago do Boqueiro, in Rio Grande Sul, in 1948. At the age of six he wrote his first text and had his first short story, O Prncipe Sapo, published in a magazine at the age of 18.
His works are known for his personal style, in which he addresses themes such as sex, fear, death and loneliness. One of the literary exponents of his generation, Caio Fernando Abreu was a declared gay man and was persecuted during the Military Dictatorship. For this reason, he led an errant life and his way of seeing and reproducing the world in words through a dramatic vision made him known as the "photographer of contemporary fragmentation".
As a journalist, he worked in the main vehicles of the country, but he never stopped dedicating himself to books. He was three times winner in the Tales, chronicles and novels category of the Jabuti Prize, one of the most traditional literature awards in Brazil. First with the work "O Tringulo das guas", in 1984, then in 1989 with "Os Drages no Conhecem o Paraso" and, lastly, with "Ovelhas Negras" (1996).
Caio Fernando de Abreu passed away in February 1996, at the age of 47, due to complications caused by AIDS. However, years after his death, his works began to be worshiped by young people, through the sharing of phrases and fragments of books on social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. Despite the distance between the generations, it seems that the anguish and pain of love is something timeless.
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