The Passion According to G.H.

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

The Passion According to G.H., Clarice Lispector's mystical novel of 1964, concerns a well-to-do Rio sculptress, G.H., who enters her maid's room, sees a cockroach crawling out of the wardrobe, and, panicking, slams the door --crushing the cockroach --and then watches it die. At the end of the novel, at the height of a spiritual crisis, comes the most famous and most genuinely shocking scene in Brazilian literature...

Lispector wrote that of all her works this novel was the one that "best corresponded to her demands as a writer."

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
June 13, 2012
Pages
193
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811219686
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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 Sontag and Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, is the editor of ND's Lispector translation series.
Idra Novey is an award-winning poet and translator. Born in western Pennsylvania, she has since lived in Chile, Brazil, and New York. Her collection Exit, Civilian was selected for the 2011 National Poetry Series. She currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

Reviews

She is quite a thing to discover indeed.
[Lispector] left behind an astounding body of work that has no real corollary inside literature or outside it.
A lyrical, stream of consciousness meditation on the nature of time, the unreliability of language, the divinity of God, and the threat of hell.
A penetrating genius.--Donna Seaman (01/07/2012)
Her images dazzle even when her meaning is most obscure, and when she is writing of what she despises she is lucidity itself.-- (06/14/2012)
Over time, I've come to admire and even love this novel. In fact, as soon as I slammed the book shut, my understanding of G.H.'s story began to take on an almost-corporeal reality. Trying to put this into words is a slippery thing. What I was beginning to appreciate was that I could not consider Lispector's philosophical concerns for any length of time without losing my grasp on those concerns, yet I could somehow feel them, sense the substance of them in my own mind, in those deep pools of thought where language doesn't quite reach, and which words can't express.-- (01/07/2012)
I had a sort of missionary urge with her... but I started thinking, even when I was 19: How can I help this person reach the prominence she deserves?-- (06/14/2012)
Lispector's prose is unforgettable... still startling by the end because of Lispector's unsettling forcefulness.-- (06/14/2012)
One of 20th-century Brazil's most intriguing and mystifying writers.-- (06/14/2012)