Amália, Narcisa (1852–1924)

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Amália, Narcisa (1852–1924)

Brazilian poet. Name variations: Narcisa Amalia. Born Narcisa Amália de Oliveria Campos in São João de Barra, Brazil, in 1852; died in 1924; daughter of Joaquim Jácome de Oliveria Campos Filho (a writer); married twice.

Selected works:

Nebulosas (Starry Skies, 1872); Flores do Campo (Flowers of the Field, 1874).

Narcisa Amália, daughter of writer Joaquim Jácome de Oliveria Campos Filho, moved from São João de Barra to Resende when she was 11 years old. There, in her 20s, she wrote and published two volumes of poetry and edited the literary magazine A Gazetinha de Resende (The Resende Gazette). In 1888 Amália moved to Rio. She worked as a teacher and was an outspoken advocate for change in the social and political status of women. Amália is viewed as a foremother in her country's feminist movement.

Crista Martin , Boston, Massachusetts