The Besieged City

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Price
$23.95  $22.03
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.7 X 0.9 X 8.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780811226714
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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.
Johnny Lorenz, son of Brazilian immigrants to the United States, was born in 1972. He received his doctorate in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000, and he is an associate professor at Montclair State University. In 2013, he was a finalist for Best Translated Book for his translation of A Breath of Life by Clarice Lispector (New Directions). His book of original poems, Education by Windows, was published in 2018 by Poets & Traitors Press; it includes his translations of the poet Mario Quintana, for which he received a Fulbright grant. He has published articles on Brazilian literature in journals such as Luso-Brazilian Review and Modern Fiction Studies. He is also the translator of Lispector's The Besieged City (New Directions).

Reviews

Lispector should be on the shelf with Kafka and Joyce.
Utterly original and brilliant, haunting and disturbing.--Colm Tóibín
Better than Borges.--Elizabeth Bishop
Dreamlike, dense, original, this challenging novel has a cumulative power. Highly recommended-- (01/21/2019)
Lispector's novel offers a pristine view of an ordinary life, told in her forceful, one-of-a-kind voice that captures isolated moments with poetic intensity.-- (02/06/2019)
Lispector's prose lilts and sways, its rhythm shakes at once with closeness and distance. The sensory power Lispector is able to draw from her sentences is here given free rein and the descriptive character of the text is wild with excess, seeking to imbue everything simultaneously with solidity, material presence, and transience, fluidity.--Daniel Fraser
Underneath Lispector's inventive, modernist style is a poignant and radical depiction of a young woman navigating a patriarchal society.-- (05/30/2019)
I'm really obsessed by this writer from Brazil, Clarice Lispector. I love her because she writes whole novels where not one thing happens--she describes the air. I think she's such a great, great novelist.-- (05/20/2019)
Lispector made her own rules, free of the world's constraints, and here, in her third novel, an ordinary story and apparently shallow protagonist are no impediments to formidable experiment...Having read her, one feels different, elated.
Beautiful.--Carolyn Kellogg
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