Clarice Lispector

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Clarice Lispector


Born
in Tchetchelnik, Ukraine
December 10, 1920

Died
December 09, 1977

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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
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The Hour of the Star

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3.98 avg rating — 10,729 ratings — published 1977 — 60 editions
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The Passion According to G.H.

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Near to the Wild Heart

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4.05 avg rating — 2,745 ratings — published 1943 — 56 editions
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Felicidade Clandestina

4.21 avg rating — 1,285 ratings — published 1971 — 13 editions
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Family Ties

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The Complete Stories

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The Stream of Life

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A Breath of Life

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4.26 avg rating — 775 ratings — published 1978 — 18 editions
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Aprendizaje o El libro de l...

4.25 avg rating — 1,088 ratings — published 1969 — 24 editions
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A Descoberta do Mundo

4.37 avg rating — 390 ratings — published 1984 — 9 editions
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“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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