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The Hour of the Star
The Hour of the Star

The Hour of the Star

Clarice , Lispector

Paperback / Sewn | Engels
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Description

Narrated by the cosmopolitan Rodrigo S.M., this brief, strange, and haunting tale is the story of Macabéa, one of life's unfortunates. Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a poor living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Colas, and her rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly, underfed, sickly and unloved. Rodrigo recoils from her wretchedness, and yet he cannot avoid the realization that for all her outward misery, Macabéa is inwardly free/She doesn't seem to know how unhappy she should be. Lispector employs her pathetic heroine against her urbane, empty narrator-edge of despair to edge of despair-and, working them like a pair of scissors, she cuts away the reader's preconceived notions about poverty, identity, love and the art of fiction. In her last book she takes readers close to the true mystery of life and leave us deep in Lispector territory indeed.

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).

Specifications
  • Publisher
    NEW DIRECTIONS
  • Translator
    Benjamin , Moser
  • Edition
    2
  • Pub date
    Nov 2011
  • Pages
    128
  • Theme
    Fiction / Literature
  • Dimensions
    204 x 134 x 9 mm
  • Weight
    121 gram
  • EAN
    9780811219495
  • Product form
    Paperback / Sewn
  • Language
    Engels

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