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This prose text by Alejandra Pizarnik (1936-1972) revolves around a character that is mythologized through art and literature: the Hungarian Countess Erzébet Báthory, who murdered and tortured in her castle approximately 650 girls, the torture methods in Pizarnik's book are detailed with beauty and with amazing detail. The Bathory-mask hides Alejandra, the character of her own work, which melts and befuddles with the victim and her blood, the word and the silence. The book of the Bloody Countess should be understood as an autobiographical text in relation to eroticism, violence, exile, death, the obscene, and traumatic childhood. The reiteration of silence refers to self-censorship which prevents her from stating what will be the look and at the same time, the voice of the desolate than will take her to the "darkness".