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Moser, Benjamin

Overview
Works: 41 works in 183 publications in 5 languages and 7,512 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Short stories  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Biographical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Redactor, wst, wpr, win, Speaker, Interviewer, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ9697.L585, 869.342
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Most widely held works about Benjamin Moser
 
Most widely held works by Benjamin Moser
Why this world : a biography of Clarice Lispector by Benjamin Moser( Book )

33 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'That rare person who looked like Marlene Dietrich and wrote like Virginia Woolf, ' Clarice Lispector is one of the most popular but least understood of Latin American writers. Now, after years of research on three continents, drawing on previously unknown manuscripts and dozens of interviews, Benjamin Moser demonstrates how Lispector's art was directly connected to her turbulent life. Born amidst the horrors of post-World War I Ukraine, Clarice's beauty, genius, and eccentricity intrigued Brazil virtually from her adolescence. Why This World tells how this precocious girl, through long exile abroad and difficult personal struggles, matured into a great writer, and asserts, for the first time, the deep roots in the Jewish mystical tradition that make her both the heir to Kafka and the unlikely author of "perhaps the greatest spiritual autobiography of the twentieth century." From Ukraine to Recife, from Naples and Berne to Washington and Rio de Janeiro, Why This World shows how Clarice Lispector transformed one woman's struggles into a universally resonant art."--Publisher's description
The complete stories by Clarice Lispector( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of the greatest modern writers, these stories, gathered from the nine collections published during her lifetime, follow an unbroken time line of success as a writer, from her adolescence to her death bed
December heat by L. A García-Roza( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sultry December night in Rio de Janeiro. A retired policeman spends a typically alcohol-filled evening with his girlfriend, a prostitute. When he wakes up the next morning, his wallet and car key are missing, his girlfriend has been murdered, and he can remember none of the events of the previous night. Called in to investigate is Inspector Espinosa, veteran detective and friend of the ex-cop. It's a seemingly open-and-shut case, but Espinosa is convinced there's more here than meets the eye, and when other bodies begin turning up, he finds himself not only racing a killer but falling in love
A window in Copacabana by L. A García-Roza( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three unpopular police officers are killed by an assassin in Rio de Janeiro, 12th Precinct chief Espinosa links another death to the murders and finds things complicated by a government official's wife, who has become obsessed with the case
Southwesterly wind by L. A García-Roza( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third in the author's Brazilian crime series follows the mystery surrounding a man who had just been told by a psychic that he will kill someone and faces accusations of murder when two bodies turn up in the Copacabana precinct
Pursuit : an Inspector Espinosa mystery by L. A García-Roza( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his daughter disappears and his patient emerges as the prime suspect, a troubled psychiatrist comes to Espinosa for help
Blackout : an Inspector Espinosa mystery by L. A García-Roza( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unable to forget the unsolved murder of a homeless man, Chief Inspector Espinosa investigates a group of affluent guests who had dined at a nearby mansion on the night of the killing, exposing a web of lies and cover-ups
The hour of the star by Clarice Lispector( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarice Lispector died of cancer at the age of fifty-six on 9th December 1977. "The Hour of the Star" was published that same year and acclaimed by the critics as 'a regional allegory' of extraordinary awareness and insight. Lispector herself defined "The Hour of the Star" as a book 'made without words...a mute photograph...a silence...a question'. The tale of Macabea can be read at different levels and lends itself to various interpretations. The book's subtle interplay of fiction and philosophy sums up Lispector's unique talent as a writer and her lasting influence on contemporary Brazilian writing
Alone in the crowd by L. A García-Roza( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After leaving the precinct in Copacabana without speaking to the chief, Dona Laureta is killed when she is hit by a bus two hours later, leading veteran police chief inspector Espinosa to investigate the strange accident and the woman's personal connection to a new suspect involved in an old murder
The chandelier by Clarice Lispector( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fresh from the enormous success of her debut novel Near to the Wild Heart, Hurricane Clarice let loose something stormier in 1946 with her second novel, The Chandelier. In a body of work renowned for its potent idiosyncratic genius, The Chandelier in many ways has pride of place. "It stands out," her biographer Benjamin Moser noted, "in a strange and difficult body of work, as perhaps her strangest and most difficult book." Of glacial intensity, consisting almost entirely of interior monologues--interrupted by odd and jarring fragments of dialogue and action--the novel moves in slow waves that crest in moments of revelation. As she seeks freedom via creation, the drama of Virginia's isolated life is almost entirely internal: from childhood, she sculpts clay figurines with "the best clay one could desire: white, supple, sticky, cold. She got a clear and tender material from which she could shape a world. How, how to explain the miracle..." While on one level simply the story of a woman's life, The Chandelier's real drama lies in Lispector's attempt "to find the nucleus made of a single instant ...the tenuous triumph and the defeat, perhaps nothing more than breathing." The Chandelier pushes Lispector's lifelong quest for that nucleus into deeper territories than any of her amazing works" --
Near to the wild heart by Clarice Lispector( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative epiphanies and interior monologue frame the life of Joana, from her middle-class childhood through her unhappy marriage and its dissolution to transcendence, when she proclaims: "I shall arise as strong and comely as a young colt."
A breath of life (pulsations) by Clarice Lispector( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mystical mediation on creation and death in which a man (a thinly disguised Clarice Lispector) infuses the "breath of life" into his creation [and] forms a dialogue between the god-like author and the speaking, breathing, dying creature herself: Angela Pralini"--Page 4 of cover
The passion according to G.H. by Clarice Lispector( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

G.H., a well-to-do Rio sculptress, enters her maid's room, sees a cockroach crawling out of the wardrobe, and, panicking, slams the door on it. The sight of the dying insect provokes a mystical crisis, at the height of which comes one of the most famous and genuinely shocking scenes in Latin American literature. Clarice Lispector wrote that of all of her works this novel was the one that "best corresponded to her demands as a writer."
The stream of life by Clarice Lispector( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monologue about an unnamed female protagonist's awareness of self-realization
Chronicle of the murdered house by Lúcio Cardoso( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The book itself is strange-part Faulknerian meditation on the perversities, including sexual, of degenerate country folk; part Dostoevskian examination of good and evil and God-but in its strangeness lies its rare power, and in the sincerity and seriousness with which the essential questions are posed lies its greatness."--Benjamin Moser, from the introduction. Long considered one of the most important works of twentieth-century Brazilian literature, Chronicle of the Murdered House is finally available in English. Set in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, the novel relates the dissolution of a once proud patriarchal family now represented by Timoteo, a gay scion who wanders the ancestral mansion dressed in his mother's clothes. This downfall, peppered by stories of decadence, adultery, incest, and madness, is related through a variety of narrative devices, including letters, diaries, memoirs, statements, confessions, and accounts penned by the various characters. Lúcio Cardoso (1912-1968) turned away from the social realism fashionable in 1930s Brazil and opened the doors of Brazilian literature to introspective works such as those of Clarice Lispector-his greatest follower and admirer."--
The silence of the rain by L. A García-Roza( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a parking garage in the center of Rio de Janeiro, corporate executive Ricardo Carvalho is found dead in his car, a bullet in his head. It appears he has been robbed and murdered the gun, his wallet, and his briefcase are nowhere to be found and so Inspector Espinosa is called in to investigate. Not your typical detective, the world-weary Espinosa has the mind of a philosopher, the heart of a romantic, and enough experience to realize that things are not always as they seem."--Jacket
Geography of rebels by Maria Gabriela Llansol( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine nights by Bernardo Carvalho( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In August 1939, a brilliant and privileged American ethnologist mysteriously commits suicide in Brazil, while studying among the tribes of the Amazon basin. He leaves behind him seven letters, suggesting different motives for his suicide: to some, he said he had contracted a terrible disease; to others, he said that he could not recover from his wife's betrayal with his own brother (but he wasn't married, and he didn't have a brother)." "Intrigued by this mystery and the fragmentary evidence that fails to explain it, the narrator sets out to discover the truth. He gradually becomes obsessed by the idea that the dead man must have left behind an eighth letter, a letter that might explain all. Slipping between fact and fiction, reality and illusion, imagination and memory, this novel charts the narrator's increasingly personal quest to discover the true fate of the young anthropologist. As the reader looks on, his search slowly drives him mad, a Marlowe haunted by the fate of his own Kurtz."--BOOK JACKET
Todos os contos by Clarice Lispector( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in Portuguese and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected stories by Clarice Lispector( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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Why this world : a biography of Clarice Lispector
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December heatA window in CopacabanaSouthwesterly windPursuit : an Inspector Espinosa mysteryBlackout : an Inspector Espinosa mysteryThe hour of the starAlone in the crowdThe silence of the rainNine nights
Alternative Names
Benjamin Moser American linguist, writer

Benjamin Moser Amerikaans taalkundige

Benjamin Moser US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Linguist

Moser, Ben 1976-

Moser, Benjamin 1976-

Moser, Benjamin Frank 1976-

Бенджамин Мозер

بنجامين موسر

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