The Hour of the Star: 100th Anniversary Edition

Clarice Lispector (Author) Paulo Gurgel Valente (Afterword by)
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Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
October 06, 2020
Pages
128
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780811230049
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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).
Paulo Gurgel Valente was born in Washington, DC, in 1953, while his father was stationed in the Brazilian embassy. He has published books on economics and finance.
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.

Reviews

Every page vibrates with feeling. It's not enough to say that Lispector bends language or uses words in new ways. Plenty of modernists do that. No one else writes prose this rich.--Lily Meyer
Sphinx, sorceress, sacred monster. The revival of the hypnotic Clarice Lispector has been one of the true literary events of the twenty-first century.--Parul Sehgal
Most late work has a spectral beauty, a sense of form and content dancing a slow and skillful waltz with each other. Lispector, on the other hand, as she came to the end of her life, wrote as though her life was beginning, with a sense of a need to stir and shake narrative itself to see where it might take her, as the bewildered and original writer that she was, and us, her bewildered and excited readers.--Colm Tóibín
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.--John Waters