Publication Date: 06/02/2014 ISBN: 9780141392035 Category:

Hour of the Star

Clarice Lispector

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 06/02/2014 ISBN: 9780141392035 Category:
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Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabea loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly and unloved. Yet telling her story is the narrator Rodrigo S.M., who tries to direct Macabea’s fate but comes to realize that, for all her outward misery, she is inwardly free. Slyly subverting ideas of poverty, identity, love and the art of writing itself, Clarice Lispector’s audacious last novel is a haunting portrayal of innocence in a bad world.

Publisher Review

Her searing last novel ... mesmerizing * Vogue * Her finest book * The Nation * Her last and perhaps greatest novel -- Barbara Mujica * Americas *

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