Posted by: Diana Ferraro | 11 January 2010

Clarice Lispector

Brazil has a rich literature which can be compared in its variety, freedom, and excellence to its better known music and lyrics. Clarice Lispector(1920-1977) was an innovative writer, often compared to Virginia Wolf and James Joyce, but who has nevertheless a style of her own, bending sometimes language to access that surreal territory which is a trademark in Brazilian culture.

Some of her best work has been translated: Perto do Coração Selvagem (Near to the Wild Heart ) and  A paixão segundo G.H. (The Passion According to G.H.). A novelist and a short story writer, Clarice has been rediscovered by the new generation of Latin American women writers.


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