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Lispector, Clarice

Works: 658 works in 2,524 publications in 9 languages and 30,260 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Bildungsromans  Interviews  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Contributor, Translator, Other, Creator, Collector, Author of introduction, Adapter, Lyricist, 070, 460, Composer
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 )

92 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,508 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 )

116 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,330 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 stream of life by Clarice Lispector( Book )

81 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monologue about an unnamed female protagonist's awareness of self-realization
The apple in the dark by Clarice Lispector( Book )

67 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,051 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
Near to the wild heart by Clarice Lispector( Book )

108 editions published between 1942 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 842 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 )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 758 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 )

21 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 732 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 707 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 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chandelier by Clarice Lispector( Book )

63 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 621 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 besieged city by Clarice Lispector( Book )

64 editions published between 1948 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucrécia Neves is ready to marry. Her suitors--soldierly Felipe, pensive Perseu, dependable Mateus--are attracted to her tawdry not-quite-beauty, which is of a piece with São Geraldo, the rough-and-ready township she inhabits. Civilization is on its way to this place, where wild horses still roam. As Lucrécia is tamed by marriage, São Geraldo gradually expels its horses; and as the town strives for the highest attainment it can conceive--a viaduct--it takes on the progressively more metropolitan manners that Lucrécia, with her vulgar ambitions, desires too. Yet it is precisely through this woman's superficiality--her identification with the porcelain knickknacks in her mother's parlor--that Clarice Lispector creates a profound and enigmatic meditation on "the mystery of the thing."
The Foreign Legion : stories and chronicles by Clarice Lispector( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An apprenticeship, or, The book of delights by Clarice Lispector( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laços de família; contos by Clarice Lispector( Book )

86 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tropical synagogues : short stories by Ilan Stavans( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 307 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
A breath of life (pulsations) by Clarice Lispector( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 274 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
Uma aprendizagem; ou, O livro dos prazeres, romance by Clarice Lispector( Book )

62 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Latin American short stories by Pat McNees( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 202 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
Um sopro de vida : pulsações by Clarice Lispector( Book )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 199 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
Onde estivestes de noite? by Clarice Lispector( Book )

35 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in Portuguese and Italian and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.03 for The sexual ... to 0.76 for Clarice Li ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Family ties = (Laços de família)
The passion according to G.H.The stream of lifeThe apple in the darkNear to the wild heartFamily ties = (Laços de família)Landscapes of a new land : fiction by Latin American womenThe Foreign Legion : stories and chroniclesUma aprendizagem; ou, O livro dos prazeres, romance
Alternative Names
Clarice Lispector Brasiilia kirjanik

Clarice Lispector Brasil mama llaqtayuq qillqaq

Clarice Lispector brasilialainen kirjailija

Clarice Lispector Brasilianische Schriftstellerin

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 escriptora brasilera

Clarice Lispector escritora brasileira

Clarice Lispector escritora ucraniana-brasileña

Clarice Lispector Escritora ucraniano-brasileira

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 (585)

English (225)

Spanish (59)

French (51)

German (29)

Italian (7)

Dutch (2)

Danish (1)

Russian (1)