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New poems II

Rio de Janeiro, São José, 1959

Between the previous book (1949) and this (1956),  Vinicius’s life  went through a lot of changes. A new marriage (with Lila Bôscoli), the birth of two daughters (Georgiana and Luciana), his father's death, his traveling to Paris to take on his new diplomatic assignment, the final design of the show Orpheus of the Conception and the encounter with his partner Tom Jobim are some of them.

The book consists of the combination of 17 poems written in this intermission, reassuring Vinicius’s lyrical diction and inaugurating some unpublished themes for his poetry, such as the workers' cause, motif of the celebrated poem "O Operário em Construção” (The Laborer in Construction).
 

Bibliographical Note

Na capa, há a seguinte indicação abaixo do título: (1949-1956). A numeração em romanos aponta para o livro Novos poemas, de 1938; já as datas registram, sem dúvida, o período em que os poemas do livro foram escritos.