A Breath of Life: Pulsations (Paperback)

By Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser (Editor), Johnny Lorenz (Translator)
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Description


A mystical dialogue between a male author (a thinly disguised Clarice Lispector) and his/her creation, a woman named Angela, this posthumous work has never before been translated. Lispector did not even live to see it published.

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.

About the Author


Clarice Lispector (1925-1977), the author of such works as "Near to the Wild Heart, The Hour of the Star", and T"he Passion According to G. H.", is the internationally acclaimed novelist and short-story writer from Brazil and the subject of Benjamin Moser's magisterial biography "Why This World".

Clarice Lispector (1925-1977), the author of such works as "Near to the Wild Heart, The Hour of the Star", and T"he Passion According to G. H.", is the internationally acclaimed novelist and short-story writer from Brazil and the subject of Benjamin Moser's magisterial biography "Why This World".

Johnny Lorenz teaches literature at Montclair State University. His poems, translations, and critical essays have appeared in many journals. His translation of Clarice Lispector's novel A Breath of Life is forthcoming from New Directions.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811219624
ISBN-10: 0811219623
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: June 12th, 2012
Pages: 167
Language: English