By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor
RIO DE JANEIRO - Clarice Lispector (1920-1977) is widely recognized as one of Brazil's most important twentieth century writers. She was not only a prolific writer of novels and short stories but also a journalist and translator and received international acclaim for her work.
Her style has been compared to that of Dostoevsky and James Joyce for its lucidly-drawn characters and the introspected, abstracted form of narrative.
Lispector was born in Ukraine, and arrived in Recife at two years of age without even so much as shoes on her feet. She moved to . . .