(São Paulo, Brasil, 1893 - São Paulo, Brasil, 1945)
"Mário Raul de Morais Andrade (São Paulo, 9 de octubre de 1893 - Ib., 25 de febrero de 1945) fue un poeta, novelista, ensayista y musicólogo brasileño. Fue uno de los miembros fundadores del modernismo brasileño. En 1922 participó activamente en la Semana de Arte Moderno de São Paulo, que tuvo una gran influencia en la renovación de la literatura y de las artes en Brasil. Su segundo libro de poesía, Paulicéia desvairada, publicado ese mismo año, marca para muchos el inicio de la poesía modernista brasileña. Durante los años 20 continuó su carrera literaria, al tiempo que ejercía también la crítica musical y de artes plásticas en la prensa escrita. En 1928 publicó su novela más reconocida, Macunaíma, considerada una de las obras capitales de la narrativa brasileña del siglo XX."
"Mário Raul de Morais Andrade (October 9, 1893 - February 25, 1945) was a Brazilian poet, novelist, musicologist, art historian and critic, and photographer. One of the founders of Brazilian modernism, he virtually created modern Brazilian poetry with the publication of his Paulicéia Desvairada (Hallucinated City) in 1922. He has had an enormous influence on modern Brazilian literature, and as a scholar and essayist-he was a pioneer of the field of ethnomusicology-his influence has reached far beyond Brazil. Andrade was the central figure in the avant-garde movement of São Paulo for twenty years. Trained as a musician and best known as a poet and novelist, Andrade was personally involved in virtually every discipline that was connected with São Paulo modernism, and became Brazil's national polymath. His photography and essays on a wide variety of subjects, from history to literature and music, were widely published. He was the driving force behind the Week of Modern Art, the 1922 event that reshaped both literature and the visual arts in Brazil, and a member of the avant-garde "Group of Five." The ideas behind the Week were further explored in the preface to his poetry collection Pauliceia Desvairada, and in the poems themselves. After working as a music professor and newspaper columnist he published his great novel, Macunaíma, in 1928. Work on Brazilian folk music, poetry, and other concerns followed unevenly, often interrupted by Andrade's shifting relationship with the Brazilian government. At the end of his life, he became the founding director of São Paulo's Department of Culture, formalizing a role he had long held as the catalyst of the city's-and the nation's-entry into artistic modernity."