The Foreign Legion

The Foreign Legion

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The Foreign Legion by Clarice Lispector

"A radiant beauty of a writer."—The Los Angeles TimesThe Foreign Legion is a collection in two parts, gathering both stories and chronicles, and it offers wonderful evidence of Clarice Lispector's unique sensibility and range as an exponent of experimental prose. It opens with thirteen stories and the second part of the book presents her newspaper crônicas, which Lispector said she retrieved from a bottom drawer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811211895
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 02/28/1992
Series: Paperbook Series , #732
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 1,257,099
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Clarice Lispector(1920–1977), the greatest Brazilian writer of the twentieth century, has been called “astounding” (Rachel Kushner), “a penetrating genius”
(Donna Seaman, Booklist), and “a truly remarkable writer” (Jonathan Franzen). “Her images dazzle even when her meaning is most obscure,” noted the Times Literary
Supplement, “and when she is writing of what she despises, she is lucidity itself.”

Giovanni Pontiero (1932–1996) was the ablest translator of twentieth century literature in Portuguese and one of its most ardent advocates. He was the principal translator into English of the works of José Saramago and was awarded the Teixeira-Gomes Prize for his translation of The Gospel According to Jesus Christ.

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