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Why this world : a biography of Clarice Lispector

Author: Benjamin Moser
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Fun vonen is a yid? -- That irrational something -- The average pogrom -- The missing name -- Statue of Liberty -- Griene gringos -- The magical stories -- National melodrama -- Only for madmen -- Flying down to Rio -- God stirs the waters -- Straight from the zoo -- Hurricane Clarice -- Trampoline to victory -- Principessa di Napoli -- The society of shadows -- Volume in the brain -- The country of a thousand years  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Clarice Lispector; Clarice Lispector
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Moser
ISBN: 9780195385564 019538556X
OCLC Number: 699163293
Description: VIII, 479 S. : ill., graph. Darst. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Benjamin Moser.

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Fun vonen is a yid? -- That irrational something -- The average pogrom -- The missing name -- Statue of Liberty -- Griene gringos -- The magical stories -- National melodrama -- Only for madmen -- Flying down to Rio -- God stirs the waters -- Straight from the zoo -- Hurricane Clarice -- Trampoline to victory -- Principessa di Napoli -- The society of shadows -- Volume in the brain -- The country of a thousand years of peace -- The public statue -- The third experience -- Her empty necklaces -- Marble mausoleum -- The intimate balance -- Redemption through sin -- The worst temptation -- Belonging to Brazil -- Better than Borges -- The cockroach -- And revolution! -- The egg really is white -- A coarse cactus -- Possible dialogues -- Cultural terror -- I humanized myself -- Monstre sacre -- The story of instants that flee -- Purged -- Batuba jantiram lecoli? -- Hen in black sauce -- Pornography -- The witch -- The thing itself -- Lispectorian silence -- Speaking from the tomb -- Our Lady of the Good Death.

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"Lively, ardent and intellectually rigorous." --The New York Times Book Review"Why This World treats Clarice and her many mysteries very gently. Moser carefully unwraps the very raw, intimate Read more...

 
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