Bilac, Olavo o͝olä´vo͝o bēläk´ [key], 1865–1918, Brazilian poet, journalist, and critic. He was the chief poet of the Brazilian group related to the French Parnassians . His writings have an enameled elegance as well as sensual richness that gained them enduring acclaim. Some of them are gathered in Poesias (1888) and Tarde [afternoon] (1919).
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