An Apprenticeship or the Book of Pleasures

Clarice Lispector (Author) Sheila Heti (Afterword by)
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Product Details

Price
$22.95  $21.11
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
April 13, 2021
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780811230612
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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).
Sheila Heti is the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including Motherhood and How Should a Person Be?, which New York Magazine deemed one of the "New Classics of the 21st century. She was named one of The New Vanguard by The New York Times book critics, who, along with a dozen other magazines and newspapers, chose Motherhood as a top book of 2018. Her books have been translated into twenty-one languages.
Born in Belรฉm, Brazil, Stefan Tobler is the publisher of And Other Stories and, whenever time permits, a translator from Portuguese and German. His translation of Arno Geiger's The Old King in His Exile was shortlisted for both the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize and Schlegel-Tieck Prize, and his other translations include the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize-shortlisted รgua Viva by Clarice Lispector and the Man Booker International Prize finalist A Cup of Rage by Raduan Nassar.

Reviews

A luminescent and singular and indescribable author, whose work in many ways is closer to cabalistic writing than to more contemporary modernists like Woolf, Kafka, or Joyce.
A genius on the level of Nabokov.--Jeff Vandermeer
Sphinx, sorceress, sacred monster. The revival of the hypnotic Clarice Lispector has been one of the true literary events of the 21st century.--Parul Sehgal
Spellbinding and endlessly fascinating.
Lispector had an ability to write as though no one had ever written before. One of the hidden geniuses of the twentieth century, in the same league as Flann O'Brien, Borges, and Pessoa--utterly original and brilliant, haunting and disturbing.--Colm Tรณibรญn