An Apprenticeship or the Book of Pleasures
An Apprenticeship or the Book of Pleasures

An Apprenticeship or the Book of Pleasures

Clarice , Lispector

Hardback / bound | Engels
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Lóri, a primary school teacher, is isolated and nervous, comfortable with children but unable to connect to adults. When she meets Ulisses, a professor of philosophy, an opportunity opens: a chance to escape the shipwreck of introspection and embrace the love, including the sexual love, of a man. Her attempt, as Sheila Heti writes in her afterword, is not only "to love and to be loved," but also "to be worthy of life itself."

Published in 1968, An Apprenticeship is Clarice Lispector's attempt to reinvent herself following the exhausting effort of her metaphysical masterpiece The Passion According to G. H. Here, in this unconventional love story, she explores the ways in which people try to bridge the gaps between them, and the result, unusual in her work, surprised many readers and became a bestseller.

Some appreciated its accessibility; others denounced it as sexist or superficial. To both admirers and critics, the olympian Clarice gave a typically elliptical answer: "I humanized myself," she said. "The book reflects that."

Clarice Lispector (1920-1977), the greatest Brazilian writer of the twentieth century, has been called "astounding" (Rachel Kushner), "a penetrating genius" (Donna Seaman, Booklist), and "one of the twentieth century's most mysterious writers" (Orhan Pamuk).

  • Publisher
  • Translator
    Stefan , Tobler
  • Pub date
    Apr 2021
  • Pages
  • Theme
    Fiction / Literature
  • Dimensions
    211 x 148 x 22 mm
  • Weight
    319 gram
  • EAN
  • Product form
    Hardback / bound
  • Language

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