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Literatures of the Americas

Essays on Hilda Hilst

Between Brazil and World Literature

Editors: Morris, Adam, Carvalho, Bruno (Eds.)

  • Represents the first collection of critical essays on Hilda Hilst published in English
  • Draws together a host of translators and contributors from the United States, Brazil, and Europe
  • Offers insight across a wide range of critical perspectives
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About this book

This book is the first collection of critical essays on Hilda Hilst (1930-2004) published in English. It brings together a variety of perspectives on one of Latin America’s most inventive and innovative authors.  Nine essays by scholars and translators reflect about various aspects of her work, placing it in the context of Brazil and world literature. During her lifetime, Hilst won several major national literary awards and attracted legions of devoted readers. Her writing spanned styles and genres, encompassing poetry, theatre, and experimental fiction. She was also considered to be “a writer’s writer,” and her literary achievements eluded both mainstream acclaim and international recognition. In recent years, Hilst’s books have enjoyed increased visibility in Brazil and beyond. A host of translators (including three contributors to this volume) have finally made some of her masterpieces available in English. This pioneering collection of essays should excite longtime readers and introduce her to a new audience.

About the authors

Adam Morris is a translator and scholar, most recently at the University of Rochester Humanities Center, USA. He has translated Hilda Hilst, João Gilberto Noll, Machado de Assis, Carol Bensimon, and others. 

Bruno Carvalho is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Associated Faculty in Comparative Literature at Princeton University, USA. He is the author of Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro (2013), and has published widely on Brazilian literature and urban cultures.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Who’s Afraid of Hilda Hilst? An Author Between Brazil and “World Literature.”

    Morris, Adam (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • A Brazilian Teorema: Queering the Family in Hilda Hilst’s O Visitante (The Visitor)

    Foster, David William

    Pages 19-32

  • Is the Word Alive? An Inquiry into Poetics and Theater in As Aves da Noite (Nightbirds) by Hilda Hilst

    Zanirato, Tatiana Franca Rodrigues

    Pages 33-55

  • Figurations of Eros in Hilda Hilst

    Moraes, Eliane Robert

    Pages 59-74

  • Hilda Hilst, Metaphysician

    Morris, Adam

    Pages 75-91

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56318-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56317-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essays on Hilda Hilst
Book Subtitle
Between Brazil and World Literature
Editors
  • Adam Morris
  • Bruno Carvalho
Series Title
Literatures of the Americas
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56318-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56318-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56317-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 177
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