Maria Velho da Costa

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Maria Velho da Costa


Born
in Lisboa, Portugal
June 26, 1938

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With a germanic philology degree, Maria was a high school teacher and member (and later president) of the "Associação Portuguesa de Escritores", the portuguese authors association.

She was deputy secretary of state for culture in 1979 and was second in charge for the cultural theme for Cabo Verde from 1988 to 1991 and now work for the "Instituto Camões" (Camões Institute).

She had regular contribution to movie scripts, particularly in films by João César Monteiro, Margarida Gil and Alberto Seixas Santos.

She was involved in the conception of a controversial book with the title "Maina Mendes" in 1969 with other two authors (Maria Teresa Horta and Maria Isabel Barreno, the three Marias) in wich the plot criticized the traditional position of wom
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Average rating: 4.0 · 279 ratings · 33 reviews · 22 distinct works
Myra

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4.15 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2008
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Casas Pardas

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1977 — 2 editions
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Lucialima

3.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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Maina Mendes

3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1969 — 2 editions
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Missa in Albis

3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Irene ou o Contrato Social

3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2000
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Da Rosa Fixa

3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1978
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Madame

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Dores

3.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1994
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O livro do meio

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