Ana Cristina César

Ana Cristina César (1952 – 1983) was a Brazilian writer.

She studied Literature at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), and earned a master’s degree in Communication from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), as well as a master’s degree in Literary Translation from the University of Essex. Ana Cristina César worked as translator, literary critic, and journalist.

She committed suicide in 1983.


In English

  • At Your Feet, ed. Katrina Dodson, tr. Brenda Hillman, Helen Hillman, and Sebastião Edson Macedo (2018)
    • Bedside (poem, tr. Brenda Hillman, Helen Hillman, and Sebastião Edson Macedo)
  •  Anthologies
      • Two Lines 19: Passageways, edited by Camille T. Dungy and Daniel Hahn (Fall 2012)
      • The PIP Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century, Volume 3: Nothing the Sun Could Not Explain—20 Contemporary Brazilian Poets, ed. Régis Bonvicino, Michael Palmer, and Nelson Ascher (2003)

In Portuguese


  • Cenas de abril (1979)
  • Correspondência completa (1979)
  • Luvas de pelica (1980)
  • A Teus Pés (1982)
  • Inéditos e Dispersos (1985)
  • Poética (2015)


  • Literatura não é documento (1980)
  • Escritos da Inglaterra, ed. Armando Freitas Filho (1985)
  • Crítica e Tradução (1999)
  • Correspondência Incompleta, ed. Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda and Armando Freitas Filho (1999)
  • Escritos no Rio, ed. Armando Freitas Filho (1993)
  • Ana Cristina Cesar – O sangue de uma poeta, by Italo Moriconi (1996)
  • Anthology 26 Poetas Hoje, ed.Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda (2007)
  • Antigos e soltos: poemas e prosas da pasta rosa, ed. Viviana Bosi (2008)
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    1. Yes, it was. She was a great poet.



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