‘Indícios de ouro’ handwritten manuscript by Mário de Sá Carneiro. Only know manuscript copy dated 1913-1915. Sixty-seven leaves whit thirty-two handwritten rhymes by the poet.


Mário de Sá Carneiro [1890-1916]

Poet, novelist, was born in a rich family with strong military traditions. After his mother´s death, when he was two years old, he was raised by his grand-parents. He began writing poems at the age of twelve. In 1911, he left for Coimbra, where he entered to law school, but he never completed the first year. In Coimbra he met Fernando Pessoa, who soon became his closest friend. After leaving Coimbra Sá Carneiro went to Paris to study at the Sorbonne. It was in Paris that he met the Portuguese painter “Santa-Ritha Pintor”.

His literary influences include Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, Charles Baudelaire, Stéphane Mallarmé, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Cesário Verde and António Nobre. Author of: Dispersão (1914, poetry); A Confissão de Lúcio (1914, novel); Indicios de Oiro (1937, poetry, posthumous).