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  • Clarice Lispector

    Wed, 12 Aug 2009 09:56

    Great to see this piece in the New York Times today about Benjamin Moser's Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector:

    The avant-garde Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector (1920-77) is little known in America, where only a handful of her many books have been issued in translation, but back home she is literary royalty -- she burns in the collective memory like a slightly sinister eternal flame.

    Lispector's face stares from Brazilian postage stamps, and her name adorns luxury condominiums. Countless books have been written about her there, and dozens of theatrical performances have been based on her work. You can buy her books in subway vending machines (more...)

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