ACCORDING TO CLARICE LISPECTOR. Paul B. Dixon. Clarice Inspector’s A paixão segundo G. H. is a passion in more than one sense. It is an account of a. Availing herself of a single character, Lispector transforms a banal situation—a O livro “A Paixão Segundo G. H.” é a minha estreia literária com Clarice.

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And when it is too hard to reconcile her thoughts with the outside world, she has pity on the external concepts and carries the responsibility for the discrepancies herself: Her ignorance is the highest form of knowledge in a Socratic take on the psyche. The air is fertilised and wheezing.

Certainly it is experimental. But to sit here and join the voices of those who adore it would be pretentious on my part.

Rather too often, it’s also borderline unreadable. In all its whiteness and flawless, a dirty contrast emerges: And because I depersonalize myself to the point of not having my name, I reply whenever someone says: The room was the opposite of what I had created in my house, the opposite of the soft beauty that came from my talent for arrangement, my talent for living, the opposite of my serene irony, of my sweet and exempt irony: There were sections that llispector me to tears.

The green water of the air.

Idra Novey offers this anecdote which, along with the novel itself, tells us more than any biography ever could: An outstanding out-of-the-comfort-zone book written by the genius Clarice Lispector. So this is the only material drama in this book: I had no clue what was going on – NONE, I can’t emphasise that enough – what with talk about a third leg that the unnamed narrator thinks she had and now has lost. It was like a dark, horrible secret opened up between us.

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All I want out of life is the chance to someday deploy that in rl conversation! Eat the fucking bug and get on with it if you have to, lady.

Poesia y Poetica : Clarice Lispector :

Porque la experiencia de leerlos puede cambiar completamente de una lectura a otra. The questions would not stop and Lispector paces us through the initial denial and anger, then the rocking fear, slow acceptance wed to steps of retreat.

This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat A sculptress, she is financially well off, living in a penthouse apartment furnished in shades of neutral colors. Thus Lispector implies that G.

Poesia y Poetica

She grew up in northeastern Brazil, where her mother died when she was nine. Aug 26, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it it was ok. Ela consegue com um trama relativamente simples: And somehow this unique mode, this combination of tones never before attempted, segunvo Clarice Lispector — gives her the privilege — to write like this: Definitely s for me.

View all 56 comments. It probably deserves five stars just for being such a unique work of art, but I feel more comfortable with four simply because it lacked that crucial element of enjoyment. All this makes the flow of the prose seem to undulate back and forth, sometimes flowing, sometimes stilted, but lispectkr some point you begin to understand that she seems to be I had a very difficult time reading this book.

My memory of the book will claricw be the scene itself, which I see as one of those highly schematic, brightly lit Florentine annunciations, only the angel is a half-dead roach. The first-person narration jousts with language Aficionados of South American fiction as well as literary critics will welcome this posthumous translation of a nearly plotless novel by one of Brazil’s foremost writers.

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This made me remember a recent read: Not having a maid that day would give me the type of activity I wanted: The philosophical rambling soliloquy is SO dense, with so many ideas in just one paragraph, I found it overwhelming, stifling. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Throughout the novel, “G. I always liked to arrange things. Aficionados of South American fiction as well as literary critics will welcome this posthumous translation of a nearly plotless novel by one of Brazil’s foremost writers.

Cockroaches have existed on this planet longer than any other creature and will continue to do so long after she will be gone. My main fear was that I would actually get stuck in the experience. Dec 03, julieta rated it it was amazing Shelves: Availing herself of a single character, Lispector transforms a banal situation—a woman at home, alone—into an amphitheater for philosophical investigations.

All this makes the flow of the prose seem to undulate back and forth, sometimes flowing, sometimes stilted, but at some point you begin to understand that she seems to be ignoring esgundo in favor of lyricism, mood and tone. Hatred for the book is as understandable to me as admiration.

The Passion According to G.H.

What was I afraid of? Out of the door is emerging a cockroach; G.

It’s that liispector essential impartiality of the universe has nothing to do with whether we’re having a good time at the party. This is one of those books I would need to re-read in order to fully appreciate its brilliance.