Birth date: December 10, 1920
Died: December 09, 1977
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So she protected herself from death by living less, consuming so little of her life that she’d never run out.(p. 24). What a strange, short book. I'm not entirely sure if I enjoyed the story or not, but I did really enjoy the prose. There are many hauntingly beautiful sentences; I had to take a mome...
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Introduction: Glamour and Grammar, by Benjamin MoserFirst Stories--The Triumph--Obsession--The Fever Dream--Jimmy and I--Interrupted Story--The Escape--Excerpt--Letters to Hermengardo--Gertrudes Asks For Advice--Another Couple of DrunksFamily Ties--Daydream and Drunkenness of a Young Lady--Love--A C...
The whooshing sound was many passages in this book soaring over my head. Still, this is key to Lispector's own sort of mysticism and her prose is as ecstatic as it can be paradoxical and philosophical.
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF WRITERS. The first one writes for his public, and the last writes for himself.Clarice is the kind that writes for herself, and it shows in her works. Specially in this novella.But it's okay, because it's Clarice Lispector, a woman who looks like an old Hollywood sexy villain, ...