Near to the Wild Heart

Near to the Wild Heart

by Clarice Lispector
     
 

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This new translation of Clarice Lispector's sensational first book tells the story of a middle class woman's life from childhood through an unhappy marriage and its dissolution to transcendence.See more details below

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This new translation of Clarice Lispector's sensational first book tells the story of a middle class woman's life from childhood through an unhappy marriage and its dissolution to transcendence.

Editorial Reviews

The Guardian
“We now finally have a translation worthy of Clarice Lispector's inimitable style. Go out and buy it.”
Colm Tóibín
“Lispector is one of the hidden geniuses of twentieth century literature, in the same league as Flann O’Brien, Borges and Pessoa… utterly original and brilliant, haunting and disturbing.”
Jonathan Franzen
“A truly remarkable writer.”
Benjamin Moser - SFGate
“I had a sort of missionary urge with her...but I started thinking, even when I was 19: How can I help this person reach the prominence she deserves?”
Barnes & Noble Review
“It is Lispector's attempt -- successful, I would say -- to sacralize one of the vilest qualities in the Western world.”
Colm Toibin
“Lispector is one of the hidden geniuses of twentieth century literature, in the same league as Flann O’Brien, Borges and Pessoa…utterly original and brilliant, haunting and disturbing.”
SFGate - Benjamin Moser
“I had a sort of missionary urge with her...but I started thinking, even when I was 19: How can I help this person reach the prominence she deserves?”
Boston Globe
“It is jarring and yet restorative to read a writer whose focus is so private, internal.”
Benjamin Moser - San Francisco Chronicle
“I had a sort of missionary urge with her...but I started thinking, even when I was 19: How can I help this person reach the prominence she deserves?”
The Times Literary Supplement
“Her images dazzle even when her meaning is most obscure, and when she is writing of what she despises she is lucidity itself.”
SFGate
I had a sort of missionary urge with her...but I started thinking, even when I was 19: How can I help this person reach the prominence she deserves?— Benjamin Moser
Boston.com
“It is jarring and yet restorative to read a writer whose focus is so private, internal.”
Time Out Chicago
“There's a feeling of encountering something completely new and classic at the same time.”
The L Magazine
“One of 20th-century Brazil’s most intriguing and mystifying writers.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811220026
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
06/13/2012
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Colm Toibin
Lispector is one of the hidden geniuses of twentieth century literature, in the same league as Flann O’Brien, Borges and Pessoa…utterly original and brilliant, haunting and disturbing.
Jonathan Franzen
A truly remarkable writer.

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