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Água Viva

Paperback

Clarice Lispector (Author), Stefan Tobler (Translator)

With a Preface by Benjamin Moser

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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.

Reviews

“This is a fictional account of a woman’s attempt to escape from conventional time and exist instead in a perpetually renewing “this instant-now”. Lispector pursued this same seemingly impossible aim through a number of books – getting closer and closer to the confused and thrilling feeling of fully conscious aliveness. Água Viva is where she succeeds most amazingly.” — Toby Litt, The Guardian

“Brilliant and unclassifiable… Glamorous, cultured, moody, Lispector is an emblematic twentieth-century artist who belongs in the same pantheon as Kafka and Joyce.” — Edmund White

“This is a book that, like a good painting, can be picked up anywhere and that will continue to reward renewed contact over months and years of acquaintance.” — Scott Esposito, Barnes & Noble Review

“Her images dazzle even when her meaning is most obscure, and when she is writing of what she despises she is lucidity itself.  ” — The Times Literary Supplement

“One of 20th-century Brazil’s most intriguing and mystifying writers.” — The L Magazine

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