Rubem Fonseca

Brazilian writer and screenwriter

Rubem Fonseca (May 11, 1925 – April 15, 2020) was a Brazilian writer and translator.[1][2] He was born in Juiz de Fora, in the state of Minas Gerais. His stories were known as dark and gritty, filled with violence and sexual content. He started his career by writing short stories. His first popular novel was A Grande Arte (High Art), but "Agosto" is usually considered his best work.

Fonseca died of a heart attack on April 15, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro, aged 94.[3]


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