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Milan, Betty

Born in São Paulo, Betty Milan is a psychoanalyst and author of several novels, among them O papagaio e o doutor (The Parrot and the Doctor), about the Lebanese immigrants in Brazil; Consolação (Solace), the odyssey of a widow to find out that “losing does not mean not having”; and Carta ao filho (Letter to my Son), a delicate auto fiction on the challenges of motherhood. Besides literature itself, Betty writes essays on psychoanalysis and plays for the theater and has works translated into French, Spanish and Chinese. She contributes to Brazilian major newspapers and magazines, such as Folha de S. Paulo and Veja. She worked for the International Parliament of Writers, housed in Strasbourg, and was a pupil of Jacques Lacan, with whom she got her psychoanalytical training and knowledge. Currently she divides her time between Paris and São Paulo.

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