Part of an endless river: Alberto de Lacerda - A Commemorative ExhibitionPlease join us to inaugurate the exhibition with informal talks and poetry readings.
Monday 4th May 2015, 5pm, Room 3, Taylor Institution, Oxford
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Alberto de Lacerda (1928-2007) was born on the Island of Mozambique, then a Portuguese domain. He started his literary career in Lisbon while still a student. In 1951 he signed a language announcer contract with the BBC and moved to London where he resided until the end of his life. He earned his living as a poet, critic, lecturer and broadcaster, and won the admiration of such diverse figures as Edith Sitwell, René Char and Octavio Paz. During his lifetime he published 14 collections of poetry and, in spite of his persistent lack of funds, he managed to assemble a remarkable collection of books, manuscripts, musical recordings and works of art. Alberto de Lacerda is buried in London’s Brompton Cemetery.
The present exhibition marks 60 years since the publication of his first book 77 Poems.
All welcome. The event will be followed by a reception.
The exhibition will be open in the Voltaire Room of the Taylor Institution from 5th May – 29th May. For opening times please see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/taylor/about/hours (opens in new window).