Água Viva

Clarice Lispector (Author) Benjamin Moser (Preface by)
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Description

A meditation on the nature of life and time, Agua Viva (1973) shows Lispector discovering a new means of writing about herself, more deeply transforming her individual experience into a universal poetry. In a body of work as emotionally powerful, formally innovative, and philosophically profound as Clarice Lispector s, Agua Viva stands out as a particular triumph."

Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
June 13, 2012
Pages
88
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.5 X 7.9 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811219907
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About the Author

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).
Benjamin Moser, the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, is the editor of ND's Clarice Lispector translation series, of which this is the ninth volume. For Sontag: Her Life and Work, he won the Pulitzer Prize.
Stefan Tobler founded his celebrated publishing house, And Other Stories, out of frustration at the great books not being published in English. With English and Swiss parents, he was born in the Amazon. After his first degree, he moved to Dresden for some years. He later did an MA and PhD at UEA, Norwich. He translates from Portuguese and German. His translations include the 2015 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize shortlisted Água Viva by Clarice Lispector, A Cup of Rage by Raduan Nassar (Penguin Modern Classics), the poetry collection Silence River by Antônio Moura (Arc) and Rodrigo de Souza Leão's All Dogs are Blue. He reads French and Spanish too. He's on Twitter @stefantobler.

Reviews

One of 20th-century Brazil's most intriguing and mystifying writers.
This is a book that, like a good painting, can be picked up anywhere and that will continue to reward renewed contact over months and years of acquaintance.--Scott Esposito (06/21/2012)
Brilliant and unclassifiable... Glamorous, cultured, moody, Lispector is an emblematic twentieth-century artist who belongs in the same pantheon as Kafka and Joyce.--Edmund White
Her images dazzle even when her meaning is most obscure, and when she is writing of what she despises she is lucidity itself.-- (06/21/2012)