The Passion According to G. H.

The Passion According to G. H.

The Passion According to G. H.

The Passion According to G. H.


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Lispector’s most shocking novel.

The Passion According to G.H., Clarice Lispector’s mystical novel of 1964, concerns a well-to-do Rio sculptress, G.H., who enters her maid’s room, sees a cockroach crawling out of the wardrobe, and, panicking, slams the door—crushing the cockroach—and then watches it die. At the end of the novel, at the height of a spiritual crisis, comes the most famous and most genuinely shocking scene in Brazilian literature…

Lispector wrote that of all her works this novel was the one that “best corresponded to her demands as a writer.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811219686
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 06/13/2012
Series: New Directions Books
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 61,070
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(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).

Caetano Veloso is one of Brazil's foremost musicians.

Idra Novey is the award-winning author of the novels Those Who Knew and Ways to Disappear. She teaches fiction in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.
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