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Hilda Hilst

Hilda Hilst (1930-2004) was a Brazilian poet, playwright, and fiction writer. She was strongly influenced by James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, and this influence appears in themes and techniques that are recurrent in their work such as the flow of consciousness and fractured reality.


A salt stone  becomes part of the ocean — very little! — The soul remained lighter  than the body. The music, far beyond  the instrument. Of the lever,  its reason of being: the impetus. Only the seal remains, the finishing  of the work. The light which survives the star  and is its crown. The wonderful. […]