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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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Issue No. 15

Editorial

The Editors

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Issue No. 15

In The Art of the Publisher, Roberto Calasso suggests that publishing is something approaching an art form, whereby ‘all...

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Issue No. 10

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism

David Harvey

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Issue No. 10

Prospects for a Happy but Contested Future: The Promise of Revolutionary Humanism   From time immemorial there have been...

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May 2014

Art Does Not Know a Beyond: On Karl Ove Knausgaard

Rose McLaren

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May 2014

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle has an oddly medieval form: a cycle, composed of six auto-biographical books about the...

 

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