Near to the Wildheart

Clarice Lispector

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The sensational debut novel of one of the 20th century’s greatest modernist writers

Clarice Lispector’s sensational, prize-winning debut novel Near to the Wild Heart was published when she was twenty-three and earned her the name ‘Hurricane Clarice’. It tells the story of Joana, from her wild, creative childhood, as the ‘little egg’ who writes poems for her father, through her marriage to the faithless Otavio and on to her decision to make her own way in the world. As Joana, endlessly mutable, moves through different emotional states, this impressionistic, dreamlike and fiercely intelligent novel asks if any of us ever really know who we are.

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ISBN – 9780141197340
Categories – General Fiction

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A lonely woman in Rio de Janeiro makes a connection that will change her life. Ulisses, a mysterious man, has penetrated her soul and turned her inside out.

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Clarice Lispector Collected Stories

Major new collection of Clarice Lispector’s short stories for the first time in English

The publication of Clarice Lispector’s Collected Stories, eighty-five in all, is a major literary event. Now, for the first time in English, are all the stories that made her a Brazilian legend- from teenagers coming into awareness of their sexual and artistic powers to humdrum housewives whose lives are shattered by unexpected epiphanies to old people who don’t know what to do with themselves. Lispector’s stories take us through their lives – and ours. From one of the greatest modern writers, these 85 stories, gathered from the nine collections published during her lifetime, follow Clarice Lispector throughout her life.

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The Apprenticeship, or the Book of Pleasures

Lóri, a primary school teacher, is isolated and nervous, comfortable with children but unable to connect to adults. When she meets Ulisses, a professor of philosophy, an opportunity opens: a chance to escape the shipwreck of introspection and embrace the love, including the sexual love, of a man. Her attempt, as Sheila Heti writes in her afterword, is not only \”to love and to be loved,\” but also \”to be worthy of life itself.\”
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Some appreciated its accessibility; others denounced it as sexist or superficial. To both admirers and critics, the olympian Clarice gave a typically elliptical answer: \”I humanized myself,\” she said. \”The book reflects that.\”

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