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Lispector, Clarice

Born: 1925 AD
Died: 1977 AD
Nationality: Brazilian
Categories: Authors, Poets

1920 – Clarice Lispector was born on December 10th in Tchechelnik, a small village in the Ukraine.

1937 – She worked as a school teacher.

1940 – Clarice Lispector starts working as a writer for the Agência Nacional (Brazilian News Agency).  

1943 – She graduated from college and married Maury Gurgel Valente.

1944 – She published her first novel, Perto do Coração Selvagem (Close to the Wild Heart).

1945 – Her first published novel, she received the Graça Aranha Prize, awarded by the Brazilian Academy of Letters.

1949 – She finished A Cidade Sitiada (The Besieged Town), published when she returned to Rio de Janeiro.

1954 – The first French edition of Perto do Coração Selvagem is published by Editions Plon, with a cover designed by Henri Matisse.

1956 – She finished A Maçã no Escuro (The Apple in the Dark).

1960 – Her first book of short stories, Laços de Família (Family Ties), was published in Brazil.  

1961 – A Maçã no Escuro, her second novel, was published.

1964 – Her second book of short stories, A Legião Estrangeira (The Foreign Legion), is considered by many to be her masterpiece. A paixão segundo G.H. (The Passion According to G.H.).

1977 – Died on December 9th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.