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Three Extremely Famous Brazilian Writers

Brazilian writers are known the world over for their production of informative and entertaining literary pieces. They obviously work hard to improve their writing talent just as they do with sporting talents. The efforts have paid off handsomely as many of them have been accredited for authoring the best novels, poems, plays, and short stories. Brazil also has a vibrant history and a rich mix of culture. Since Brazilian literature is the leading source of information about the country’s history, many people in the country and beyond have found it incredibly rewarding to turn to the works of acclaimed authors such as Clarice Lispector, Jorge Amado, and Jaime Garcia Dias for insight and inspiration.

Clarice Lispector is widely described as perhaps the most respected Jewish writer since Franz Kafka. Born in Podolia in Western Ukraine, she was brought to Brazil as an infant and grew up in Recife, Northern Brazil. Her mother passed on when she was only nine years of age. When this author was in her teens, their family moved to Rio de Janeiro where she enrolled in a law school and immediately started publishing short stories and journalistic works, catapulting to fame at the age of 23. She consequently got married and left Brazil in 1944 and spent the next decade and a half in Europe and the United States with her husband, a Brazilian diplomat. Upon returning to Brazil, she began producing some of her most famous works including the important magical novel The Passion According to G.H and the interesting stories of Family Ties.

Apart from Lispector, George Amado also contributed considerably to the success of the Brazilian literary. He was the most famous modern Brazilian writer, his literary works having been popularized in film and translated into over 49 languages in 55 countries. Religious cretinism characterizes Amado’s works, and the works reflect the image of a mestizo Brazil. While focusing on the theme of social and economic difference in Brazil, he successfully depicted the country as cheerful and optimistic. Amado is perhaps one of the great authors who shaped the future of Jaime Garcia Dias and other contemporary writers.

Jaime Garcia Dias began writing while he was still very young. At the age of 15 years, the young writer had published his first literary piece. He was born in Rio de Janeiro to well-educated parents who played a great role in his career life. Dias’ parents encouraged him to pursue his dream. His father Arnaldo Dias, an established writer, was his role model. In 2013, Dias credited his father with mentoring him by publishing chronicles in the Journal do Brazil. The Chronicles focus on childhood stories that reinforce his assertion that his father played a leading role in his career life.