Washington de Oliveira, was born in March 30, 1906, in the
city of Ubatuba, Northern Shore of the São Paulo´s State. He
was formed at the School of Drugstore of Pindamonhangaba,
coming back soon after to the birthplace, where, for more than
fifty years, it drove the Filinhos's Drugstore, doing the
doctor's times that for two decades had missed the city.
For two occasions (1936 and 1945) he occupied the Municipal
City hall and it was always present to the most significant
events of Ubatuba. In the literary scenery he inaugurated with
the book "UBATUBA - Documentary", true collection of
the Ubatuba´s history in the period understood between 1500
- Lendas e Outras Estórias" (UBATUBA - Legends and Other
Histories) reveal the writer's new facet: the one of
fictionist. This time the Author didn't need to appeal to the
files to reestablish the past, nor to lean over on her
historical annotations in I cover him of the desk. It was
enough him the memory, so face the those that know live
intensely your time, to portray us characters and situations
of old Ubatuba.
The language of Washington de Oliveira summons the reader
for exuberant passages and of rare expressive value. It is
written down: ... fording torrential rivers and, shivering,
they went straight ahead to evaporate in the body the wet
clothes; eating badly or not eating anything; sleeping in
ruined ranches of fishermen or under the lacy canopy any. - O
APITO (THE WHISTLE).
Here are us before the territory for now dense and real,
sometimes at biographical level, articulate for simple
aesthetic sensibility. Fiction of the best to reveal the high
construction degree that marks the writer's prose.