Clarice Lispector

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Clarice Lispector

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born
in Tchetchelnik, Ukraine
December 10, 1920

died
December 09, 1977

gender
female

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influences


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Clarice Lispector was a Brazilian writer. Acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories, she was also a journalist. Born to a Jewish family in Podolia in Western Ukraine, she was brought to Brazil as an infant, amidst the disasters engulfing her native land following the First World War.

She grew up in northeastern Brazil, where her mother died when she was nine. The family moved to Rio de Janeiro when she was in her teens. While in law school in Rio she began publishing her first journalistic work and short stories, catapulting to fame at age 23 with the publication of her first novel, Near to the Wild Heart (Perto do Coração Selvagem), written as an interior monologue in a style and language that was considered revo...more


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More books by Clarice Lispector…
“I want the following word: splendor, splendor is fruit in all its succulence, fruit without sadness. I want vast distances. My savage intuition of myself.”
Clarice Lispector, The Stream Of Life

“Who has not asked himself at some time or other: am I a monster or is this what it means to be a person?”
Clarice Lispector, A Hora Da Estrela

“O que não sei dizer é mais importante do que o que eu digo.”
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