The Foreign Legion

The Foreign Legion

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Overview

"A radiant beauty of a writer."—The Los Angeles Times

The 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.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811211895
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 02/28/1992
Series: Paperbook Series , #732
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(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 “one of the twentieth century’s most mysterious writers” (Orhan Pamuk).

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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