The True Glamour of Clarice Lispector

Benjamin Moser, The New Yorker, 06/10/2015

The legendarily beautiful Clarice Lispector, tall and blonde, clad in the outspoken sunglasses and chunky jewelry of a grande dame of midcentury Rio de Janeiro, met our current definition of glamour.

The connection between literature and witchcraft has long been an important part of the Clarice mythology, which endures even now, nearly forty years after her death. CREDIT PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY PAULO GURGEL VALENTE

She spent years as a fashion journalist and knew how to look the part. But it is as much in the older sense of the word that Clarice Lispector is glamorous: as a caster of spells, literally enchanting, her nervous ghost haunting every branch of the Brazilian arts.

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