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Clarice Lispector
Birth date: December 10, 1920
Died: December 09, 1977
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Edward rated it 2 years ago
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...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it 3 years ago
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.
Mommy, am I cult?
Mommy, am I cult? rated it 3 years ago
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, ...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it 4 years ago
In telling the story of a 'meagre' character, an orphan from the poorest region of Brazil living in poverty in Rio, Lispector offers no philosophical certainty, proceeding from one diffuse reflection to another, usually conflicting one, while retaining a vice-like grip on the minimal narrative.The d...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it 4 years ago
A wonderful first trip into the Lispector interior. Amazing work for such a young woman. Lyrical and beautifully written. Easy to see the Hermann Hesse influences. I am not sure at all how she pulled this book off, but the sophistication was remarkable. It was a very slow read for me as I really w...
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