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Why this world : a biography of Clarice Lispector

Author: Benjamin Moser
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Clarice Lispector; Clarice Lispector
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Moser
ISBN: 9780195385564 019538556X
OCLC Number: 709941599
Description: viii, 479 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 sacré --
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.
Responsibility: Benjamin Moser.

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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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