O jornalismo feminino de Clarice Lispector: em busca do inesperado e da desordem

  • Aparecida Maria Nunes Universidade Federal de Alfenas
Keywords: Journalism and Literature, Comício, beauty manuals, Teresa Quadros, Veronica Dengel


This study revisits research begun in the 1980s to recover Clarice Lispector’s work published in the Brazilian press. Lispector used the pages of various periodicals as an opportunity to publish poems, short stories, and small narratives that, subjected to later revision, would become landmarks in her literary production. Such is the case of the recipe for killing coakroaches that Lispector published as a columnist for “Entre Mulheres” in the weekly Comício in 1952. Published under the title, “Meio cômico, mas eficaz,” this text would later be split into two fictional pieces—the short story “A quinta história” and the novel A paixão segundo G.H. Working under the name Tereza Quadros, Lispector reveals in “Entre Mulheres” a feminist agenda that interrogates the condition of women in the 1950s and makes of the section a platform for the dissemination of ideas brought from post-war Europe.