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NÉLIDA PIÑON

[ Rio de Janeiro: 1937 ] Displaying an intimate command of the Portuguese language, an eternal traveler in order to see Brazil better from the outside, claiming Machado de Assis as her great master, Nélida Piñon reflects all these characteristics in her work – in the refined stylistic crafting of her text, in her nearly obsessive investigation of this great mystery called Brazil, and in her adoption of the fictional line usually referred to as "novel of ideas". Hers is a psychologically dense production, daring and definitive, which has guaranteed Nélida a very special place in contemporary Brazilian literature.

Updated in 1999