Hilda Hilst

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Birthday
21, 1930
Birthplace
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Death Date
Feb 4, 2004 (73)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
21, 1930
Birthplace
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Death Date
Feb 4, 2004 (73)

About

A twentieth-century Brazilian poet and author, she is best known for works that address themes of insanity, intimacy, and the supernatural. Her most famous works of poetry and fiction include Cartas de um sedutor (Letters from a Seducer) and A obscena senhora D (The Obscene Madame D).

Before Fame

She was educated at Mackenzie Presbyterian Institute in Sao Paulo, and she later studied law.

Trivia

Her poems were set to music by Adoniron Barbosa and other composers.

Family Life

She grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her closest friend was fellow writer Lygia Fagundes Telles.

Associated With

Her later publications, like the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, contain elements of magical realism.