Synopses & Reviews
The realm of Lispector's fiction is the inner life; self-knowledge is her main concern. Like James Joyce's Dubliners, her protagonists live small, stifled lives, often unaware of their own suffering, but her lucid and richly textured narratives allow us, the readers, the epiphanies that they themselves are denied.
The twenty-none stories in were originally published in two separate volumes in 1974-- () and ()--and are now combined and sensitively translated into English by Alexis Levitan.
About the Author
Clarice Lispector(1925-1977) has come to be considered the most important woman writer in contemporary Brazilian letters. The author of seven novels and short-story collections as well as children's books, her translated work—into Czech, Spanish, French, German and English—has gained her a strong international reputation.Alexis Levitan's translations of Clarice Lispector's stories won the 1984 Van de Bovencamp-Armand G. Erpf International Award, given by the Translation Center, Columbia University.