Clarice Lispector was born in 1925 in Ukraine, to Russian parents who settled Brazil and died in 1977 in Rio de Janeiro. At age 19 he published his first novel, Near to the Wild Heart (1944). The Apple in the Dark (1961); The Passion According to GH (1964), Foreign Legion (1964); A book learning or pleasure (1969) and Living Water (1973) are some of his most outstanding works.
The more than ten novels, tales and stories for children published have placed as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century in Portuguese.
As his fame grew, the figure of Clarice was nimbándose of an aura of mystery that fueled his life away mystification favored: rare, complicated, mystical, beautiful. Quiet As Antonio said, "stranger in the earth."
From his solitary life in Leme, near Copacabana, Clarice was writing a particular building, located at the confluence of paradigms put in tension. His work encompasses realism, naturalism, prose poetry, romanticism and symbolism woven in a sort of "guessed reality."
Texts mutating ways to Lispector narrate involve the reader in an almost initiatory process