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Água Viva (New Directions Books)

By: Clarice Lispector
Narrated by: Elizabeth Liang
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Lispector at her most philosophically radical.

A meditation on the nature of life and time, Água Viva (1973) shows Lispector discovering a new means of writing about herself, more deeply transforming her individual experience into a universal poetry. In a body of work as emotionally powerful, formally innovative, and philosophically profound as Clarice Lispector’s, Água Viva stands out as a particular triumph.

©1973 The Heirs of Clarice Lispector, Stefan Tobler (translation), Benjamin Moser (introduction) (P)2022 New Directions Publishing Corp.

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  • Robert Lynch
  • 20-01-23

Occasionally sublime, frequently not her best

The most erratic of her works I've studied. Clarice is a shaman, a visionary writer, and this brief work does transport us to a different reality on occasion, but it also gets bogged down in the pedestrian details that make life so much of an ordeal.
This one is for those who are driven to study every single one of her works.
Her best is "The Passion According to G. H.".