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Lispector, Clarice

Works: 523 works in 2,352 publications in 11 languages and 30,041 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Bibliography  Interviews  Novels 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Adapter, Collector, Contributor, Lyricist, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ9697.L585, 869.3
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Most widely held works by Clarice Lispector
The hour of the star by Clarice Lispector( Book )

117 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,559 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
The passion according to G.H. by Clarice Lispector( Book )

154 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy woman, G.H., finds herself alone without a maid, and without a lover. She is thinking about what had occurred the previous day, when she decided to clean out the small maidʹs quarters at the back of her Rio de Janeiro apartment. However, the room of her former maid, Janair, already was clean and was almost devoid of material possessions
The apple in the dark by Clarice Lispector( Book )

70 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin is convinced that he has murdered his wife. In a delirium of guilt and grief, he wanders through a forest until he comes across an isolated farm run by Vitoria - an indomitable spinster who is 'afraid to live', and her flighty, obsessive cousin Ermelinda, who is terrified of death. As Martin works on Vitoria's land he is both haunted and comforted by memories of his wife and son." "In the intense heat of the Brazilian summer, drought threatens both the farm and its inhabitants, and these three very different but equally domineering characters provoke each other into a realisation of their individual psychological isolation."--Jacket
The stream of life by Clarice Lispector( Book )

59 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monologue about an unnamed female protagonist's awareness of self-realization
Near to the wild heart by Clarice Lispector( Book )

117 editions published between 1942 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 852 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."
Reading with Clarice Lispector by Hélène Cixous( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foremost French feminist literary critic pays homage to the premiere Latin American woman prose writer of this century
Family ties = (Laços de família) by Clarice Lispector( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other fires : short fiction by Latin American women by Alberto Manguel( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscapes of a new land : fiction by Latin American women by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chandelier by Clarice Lispector( Book )

68 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 580 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"--
The Foreign Legion : stories and chronicles by Clarice Lispector( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected cronicas by Clarice Lispector( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translations of chronicles first published between 1967-73 in Lispector's weekly column for Jornal do Brasil and representing about two-thirds of the volume A descoberta do mundo (HLAS 48:6221). That work was translated by Pontiero under title Discovering the world (HLAS 54:5084)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
An apprenticeship, or, The book of delights by Clarice Lispector( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tropical synagogues : short stories by Ilan Stavans( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image of the "tropical synagogue" evokes the collective voice and imagination that come to life on the pages of this book. Conjuring a fantastic synthesis of the Old and New World, tradition and exoticism, sensuality and metaphysics, it is a telling metaphor for the little known but compelling short fiction collected here
La ciudad sitiada by Clarice Lispector( Book )

66 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revised edition of Lispector's third novel is based on its second edition, the last one reformulated by the author"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Uma aprendizagem; ou, O livro dos prazeres, romance by Clarice Lispector( Book )

71 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aprendizaje o El libro de los placeres, publicado por primera vez en 1969, desperto la polemica entre los criticos, que aun hoy debaten sus posibles interpretaciones.Este es el relato de como el amor se forja en dos seres: a traves de un arduo desnudamiento interno los protagonistas van recuperando su identidad hasta alcanzar la renovacion vital en la mutua entrega
A breath of life (pulsations) by Clarice Lispector( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 265 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
Laços de família; contos by Clarice Lispector( Book )

60 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Um sopro de vida : pulsações by Clarice Lispector( Book )

38 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At her death, a mountain of fragments remained to be "structured" by Olga Borelli. These fragments form a dialogue between a god-like author who infuses the breath of life into his creation: the speaking, breathing, dying creation herself, Angela Pralini. The work's almost occult appeal arises from the perception that if Angela dies, Clarice will have to die as well. And she did
Contemporary Latin American short stories by Pat McNees( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Striking in its imagery, its history, and its breathtaking scope, Latin American fiction has finally come into its own throughout the world. Collected in this brilliant volume are thirty-five of the finest writers of this century, including: Jorge Luis Borges Carlos Fuentes Julio Cortazar Miguel Angel Asturias Gabriel Garcia Marquez Jorge Amado Octavio Paz Juan Bosch Jose Donoso Horacio Quiroga Mario Vargas Llosa Abelardo Castillo Guillermo Cabrera Infante
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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.04 for The sexual ... to 0.77 for La ciudad ...)

Family ties = (Laços de família)
The passion according to G.H.The apple in the darkThe stream of lifeNear to the wild heartFamily ties = (Laços de família)Landscapes of a new land : fiction by Latin American womenThe Foreign Legion : stories and chroniclesSelected cronicas
Alternative Names
Clarice Lispector Brasiilia kirjanik

Clarice Lispector Brasil mama llaqtayuq qillqaq

Clarice Lispector brasiliansk manusforfattar og skribent

Clarice Lispector brasiliansk manusförfattare och författare

Clarice Lispector brasiliansk manusforfatter og skribent

Clarice Lispector brasiliansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Clarice Lispector Braziliaans schrijfster

Clarice Lispector Braziliaans schrijver

Clarice Lispector Brazilian writer

Clarice Lispector écrivaine brésilienne

Clarice Lispector escriptora brasilera

Clarice Lispector escritora brasileira

Clarice Lispector escritora brasileña

Clarice Lispector russisch-brasilianische Schriftstellerin

Clarice Lispector scriitoare braziliană

Clarice Lispector scrittrice, poetessa e pittrice ucraina

Clarice Lispector shkrimtare braziliane

Clarice Lispectorová

Gurgel Valente, Clarice

Gurgel Valente, Clarice, 1920-1977

Lispector Clarice

Lispector, Haia, 1920-1977

Lispeḳṭor, Ḳlaris 1920-1977

Palmer, Helen 1920-1977

Palmer, Helen, pseud.

Palmer pseud

Quadros, Tereza 1920-1977

Soares, Ilka 1920-1977

Valente, Clarice Gurgel, 1920-1977

Valente, Clarice Gurgel, 1925-1977

Κλαρίσε Λισπέκτορ

Кларис Лиспектор

Клариса Ліспектор

Клариси Лиспектор

Лиспектор, Клариси

ליספקטור, קלאריס 1920-1977

ליספקטור, קלריס, 1924-1977

קלריס ליספקטור

קלריס ליספקטור סופרת ברזילאית

كلاريس ليسبكتور كاتبة برازيلية

کلأريس ليسپئکتؤر

کلاریس لیسپکتور نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس برزیلی

리스펙토르, 클라라시 1920-

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Portuguese (497)

English (215)

Spanish (165)

French (44)

German (37)

Italian (10)

Dutch (3)

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Russian (1)