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Raul Brandão

Brandão, Raul, 1867–1930, Portuguese novelist. His major theme was the tragic lives of poor people, and he often depicted a nightmare world of suffering ruled by inexplicable forces. His major works of fiction include the short-story collection Impressions and Landscapes (1890) and the novels The Poor (1906) and Reduced to Begging (1931).

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