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Hilda Hilst
Hilda Hilst was born in Jaú, São Paulo State, in 1930. After studying law at the University of São Paulo, she issued her first book, a collection of poems, in 1950, before dedicating herself to literary creation several years later. For the next four decades, she published extensively, beginning with collections of poetry before turning primarily to drama in the late 1960s, and fiction after 1970. From 1982 to 1995 she participated in the Artist-in-Residence program at the University of Campinas, near her home, the Casa do Sol. Recognised in her lifetime and after as one of the most important and controversial figures in Brazilian contemporary literature, Hilst died in 2004.

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Letters from a Seducer

poetry

January 2014

Hilda Hilst

TR. John Keene

poetry

January 2014

At her death in 2004, Brazilian author Hilda Hilst had received a number of her country’s important literary prizes and published more than two...

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feature

Issue No. 10

Vern Blosum, Phantom

William E. Jones

feature

Issue No. 10

Chatsworth, established in 1888 in the northwest corner of the San Fernando Valley, took its name from the family...

poetry

Issue No. 3

Cousin Alice

Medbh McGuckian

poetry

Issue No. 3

Your mountain is robed in sombre rifle green And one of its greener fields is suddenly Black with rooks....

Art

Issue No. 4

The Land Art of Julie Brook

Robert Assaye

Art

Issue No. 4

Julie Brook works with the land. Over the past twenty years she has lived and worked in a succession...

 

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