(Waldomiro Freitas) Autran Dourado

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(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

(Waldomiro Freitas) Autran Dourado 1926–

Brazilian novelist and short story writer.

Although Dourado is a major literary figure in Brazil, his work is not well known to the English-speaking world. The somber tone of Dourado's fiction results from his intense psychological examination of the alienated occupants of a small imaginary town in Minas Gerais.

(See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 25-28, rev. ed.)