Portrait of the last days of the life of Portuguese writer Camilo Castelo Branco.

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Nuno Melo
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Portrait of the last years of the XIX century's Portuguese writer Camilo Castelo Branco, who had been suffering from an eye disease and one day wakes up blind. His despair, as a writer unable to write, led him to suicide. Written by Anonymous

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30 October 1992 (Portugal)  »

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The Day of Despair  »

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