Mário de Sá Carneiro´s Scrapbook with press cuttings and two pages of handwritten personal notes. Circa 1915. Two document books (22x17cm) “Orpheu 1” and “Orfeu 2”, and one album (composed later by his family) with newspaper cuttings selected by the author. Including several literary annotations handwritten by the poet, titled «Administração auxiliar Orphica». Newspaper cuttings from «O Mundo», «A Capital», «O Intransigente», «O Povo», «A Acção Nacional», «O Jornal», «Alma Nova», «O Primeiro de Janeiro», «El Eco de Santiago», «A Nação», «A República», and others.


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).