Matildes Demetrio dos Santos

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  • 29/06/2022

In Search of Clarice Lispector: The Biographical Challenge of Teresa Montero

by Matildes Demetrio dos Santos

In addition to confirming the value of the biographical genre as a privileged means to meet the demands of a curious public about the past of famous personalities, Teresa Montero challenges the genre’s conventions by reconstructing the family life, personal experiences, friendships, and creative process of Clarice Lispector, an author who, with all her strengths, gave life to her vocation for literature as a fatality and a salvation.