Hilda Hilst

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Hilda Hilst

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born
in Jaú - SP, Brazil
April 21, 1930

died
February 04, 2004

gender
female

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About this author

Hilda de Almeida Prado Hilst, more widely known as Hilda Hilst (Jaú, April 21, 1930–Campinas, February 4, 2004) was a Brazilian poet, playwright and novelist, whose fiction and poetry were generally based upon delicate intimacy and often insanity and supernatural events. Particularly her late works belong to the tradition of magic realism.

In 1948 she enrolled the Law Course in Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo(Largo São Francisco), finishing it in 1952. There she met her best friend, the writer Lygia Fagundes Telles. In 1966, Hilda moved to Casa do Sol (Sunhouse), a country seat next to Campinas, where she hosted a lot of writers and artists for several years. Living there, she dedicated all her time to literary creation.

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“sabe, Hillé, às vezes penso que fomos pai e filha, mãe e filho, irmão irmã, que houve lutas e nós, e fios de sangue, que eu tinha fome de ti, que eu te matei, que saía de tuas narinas um cheiro de noite dor incesto e violência, que eras velha e moça e menina, que uns guizos em mim se batiam estridentes cada vez que eu te olhava, que havias sido minha desde sempre, barro e vasilha, espelho e amplidão, infinitas vezes nós dois em flashes nítidos rapidíssimos, recortados em ouro, em negro, numa lua esvaída sombra e sépia, nós dois muito claros num parapeito de pedra cor de terra”
Hilda Hilst, A obscena senhora D

“Aflição de ser água em meio à terra
E ter a face conturbada e móvel
E a um só tempo múltipla e imóvel

Não saber se se ausenta ou se te espera.
Aflição de te amar, se te comove
E sendo água, amor, querer terra.”
Hilda Hilst, Cantares

“Difícil dizer amor quando se ama,
E na memória aprisionar o instante.
Difícil tirar os olhos de uma chama
E de repente sabê-los na constante.”
Hilda Hilst, Cantares

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