Posted on December 10, 2018
A writer known for being innovative...
When you first start reading about Clarice Lispector, you might wonder why she is "Brazilian" if she was born in the Ukraine.
But she was born on this date in 1920. And World War I had just destroyed much of the Ukraine. And the people of the Ukraine had fought on both sides of the war, so conflict continued and maybe even got worse during the civil war started by the Russian Revolution.
Lispector's family fled when she was just an infant - and they moved to Brazil.
So Lispector grew up in Brazil. She left the nation for around 15 years, because she was married to a Brazilian diplomat who served in a variety of European nations and in the U.S.
Lispector decided to be a writer at age 12, and her first published story appeared when she was around 20. Her first novel - published three years later - made a huge sensation in Brazil, and some considered it the greatest novel ever written by a woman in the Portuguese language. (Brazil's official language is Portuguese.)
However, Lispector's most famous writings were produced after she returned to Brazil from all those diplomatic travels. That was in 1959. Lispector's later books and stories earned amazing praises like: the best book of stores ever published in Brazil, the most influential Jewish writer in the entire world since Kafka, an instant masterpiece...
Most of Lispector's works are for adults, but one award-winning piece is for kids: The Mystery of the Thinking Rabbit.
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