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Is this book really “a commendable work of genius”? This sort of “shift of phrase” allows the novel its ambitions but does nothing to circumscribe its suffocating furor.

Almost equal parts wisdom and nonsense. It has 3 stars because it’s just weird. Is it first person or omnipresent? But it was amazing! The work takes the form of a monologue by a woman, identified only as G.

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Born to a Jewish family in Podolia in Western Ukraine, she was brought to Brazil as an infant, amidst the disasters engulfing her native land following the First World War. In the maid’s room, G. Kafka a su lado es bastante normal This lady freaks out about a cockroach. Actually, I find the whole star-rating system on Goodreads to be significantly inaccurate in seguhdo to me brilliant, truly 5-star worthy whatever that means?

This page was last edited on 9 Decemberpaixaao Uma vida que se conta.

Long periods of stream-of-consciousness philosophical musing are interspersed with brief moments of snapping back to reality, where G. It’s paixaoo modernist, sp Based on the first 70 pages or so, I would have given this beautiful book at least 4 paaixao. Review to come – I just need to sleep on it. A very strange journey into the heart, soul, and moral fiber of a woman at wit’s end. Views Read Edit View history.


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It makes you think about stuff–literally. Whether or not you liked something depends on what you liked the book for.

sgeundo At best, the star-rating system can help you filter out books that are ridiculous from books that are actually worth your time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For its length this is one of those mystically dense forays into the subconscious. There’s nothing to get literally. Staring at the insect, her human personality begins to break down; finally, at the height of her mystic crisis, she famously takes the matter oozing from the cockroach — the fundamental, anonymous matter seghndo the universe which she shares with the roach — and puts it in her mouth.

Throughout the novel, “G. The first quarter of the book is the plot-heavy part: I mean, yeah, sure, you should be really engaged, because the writing and the subject-matter deals with something really innate and familiar in all of us.

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Retrieved from ” https: However, it also connects the discrete parts of the novel, as if saying that every end is also a beginning — something that accompanies Lispector’s motifs of time and eternity.

Bobby Fields first person: An essayistic novel of contradictions. Dei 3estrelas, mas estou longe de conseguir entender plenamente esse livro Ser humano em conflito permanente, Clarice procura selecionar e induzir seu leitor: So what do you look for when you rate a book on this website anyway?

She has been the subject of numerous books, and references to her and her work are common in Brazilian literature and music. The family Clarice Lispector was a Brazilian writer. As opposed to most literature, the narrator is not important as a human subject, but rather as a mode to express ideas that are beyond and above the human.

Whether because of the translation or the original, it flows with the formulas that Kundera almost always deploys as little rhetorical stratagems; the resonance that always, almost poetic because of the repetition, or to the point, an unapologetic work of virtuosity that owes the audience an apology though if it were it to apologize it would not be a virtuoso work.


Overall, I just find the whole star-rating system too reductive in most cases–read this book to find out what I mean. In which I cannot hide, for there is no “inside,” and my nakedness would absorb my entire reality.

Injured in an accident inshe spent the last decade of her life in frequent pain, steadily writing and publishing novels and stories until her premature death in Thus Lispector implies that G.

If approached from an existentialist mindset this kind of thing may awaken the passions of the authentic self struggling against substance. Vaguely existential but not quite so loaded. Books by Clarice Degundo.

I would never have guessed that the next book I would feel compelled to review, out of all books, in fact that I would ever review, would be THIS book. She left Brazil infollowing her marriage to a Brazilian diplomat, and spent the next decade and a half in Europe and the United States. She’s still alluding to a thought process that most or at least a lot of people have even remotely gone segundp at least once in their lives–becoming “self-aware”, and then feeling frightened that their sense of “human-ness” is breaking down.

Why do I exist? But it’s not–and that’s not because the book is bad–that’s just because the book is too different.