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Author: Hilda Hilst

The Brazilian poet, playwright, fiction writer, and essayist, Hilda Hilst was born in 1930 and died in 2004. She is the author of forty books, including OF DEATH. MINIMAL ODES (co•im•press, 2018) and FLUXO- FLOEMA (2018), LETTERS FROM A SEDUCER (2014), and THE OBSCENE MADAME D (2012) from Nightboat Books. Literary critics consider her to be one of the most important and controversial twentieth-century writers in the Portuguese language. She has been awarded many literary prizes. She graduated from USP (University of São Paulo) with a degree in Law. In her thirties, Hilst decided to leave the city of São Paulo in order to keep away from social life and concentrate on literature. She went to Campinas and lived in her house Casa do Sol until her death. Because of her strong personality, beauty, intelligence, and her eccentricities, and because Hilst consistently questioned and went against norms and traditions, the myth surrounding Hilst's image has often overshadowed the importance of her work and the critical analysis of her oeuvre. With the republication of her work by Editora Globo, organized by Alcir Pécora in the early 2000s, Hilst's work has started gaining more readers in Brazil. She was the author honored in the sixteenth FLIP (Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty) in 2018.

Fluxo-Floema
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Fluxo-Floema

Nightboat Books

Fiction. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Translated from the Portugese by Alexandra Forman. A visceral new translation of Hilda Hilst's radical first novel. FLUXO-FLOEMA is a detective novel of sorts—pornographic, scatological, and spiritual—that ...

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Letters from a Seducer
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Letters from a Seducer

Nightboat Books

Fiction. Translated from the Portuguese by John Keene. Introduction by Bruno Carvalho. The first English-language translation of the second volume in Hilda Hilst's dynamic and unnerving erotic-pornographic trilogy. In LETTERS FROM A SEDUCER, Hilst d...

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The Obscene Madame D
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The Obscene Madame D

Nightboat Books

Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Portuguese by Rachel Gontijo Araújo and Nathanaël. THE OBSCENE MADAME D is the first work by acclaimed Brazilian author Hilda Hilst to be published in English. Radically irreverent and formally imp...

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Of Death. Minimal Odes
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Of Death. Minimal Odes

co-im-press

Poetry. Latinx Studies. Translated by Laura Cesarco Eglin. If life is no more than a prolonged flirtation with death, then Hilda Hilst's OF DEATH. MINIMAL ODES is the true account of a lifelong seduction. It is at once both a reverie and reliquary, ...

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