Lispector’s Recife

(Clarice in Recife)

“I grew up in Recife, and I think that living in the Northeast or the North of Brazil is to live more intensely and closer to the real life of a Brazilian..”

The famous Ukrainian-Brazilian author Clarice Lispector spent almost her entire childhood in Recife. In 1924, at 3 or 4 years of age, she moved with her family to the Pernambucan capital and they stayed there until she was 17. They lived on the second floor of a mansion in front of the Maciel Pinheiro Plaza, in what is currently Boa Vista and which was known, at the time, as the Jewish neighborhood.


Photos here and here.
Video (in PT) about her and Recife.
Story (in PT) she wrote about Recife’s Carnival.


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