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Agua Viva

Written by Clarice Lispector

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

Agua Viva Synopsis

In Agua Viva Clarice Lispector aims to 'capture the present'. Her direct, confessional and unfiltered meditations on everything from life and time to perfume and sleep are strange and hypnotic in their emotional power and have been a huge influence on many artists and writers, including one Brazilian musician who read it one hundred and eleven times. Despite its apparent spontaneity, this is a masterly work of art, which rearranges language and plays in the gaps between reality and fiction.

Agua Viva Press Reviews

One of the very great writers of the last century * Guardian * Lispector stands at the pinnacle of Brazil's impressive literary achievement * Washington Post Book World * An emblematic twentieth-century artist who belongs in the same pantheon as Kafka and Joyce * Edmund White *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141197364
Publication date: 6th February 2014
Author: Clarice Lispector
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 112 pages

About Clarice Lispector

Clarice Lispector was a Brazilian novelist and short story writer. Her innovation in fiction brought her international renown. She was born in the Ukraine in 1920, but in the aftermath of World War I and the Russian Civil War, the family fled to Romania and eventually Brazil. She published her first novel, Near to the Wildheart in 1943 when she was just twenty-three, and the next year was awarded the Graca Aranha Prize for the best first novel. She died in 1977, shortly after the publication of her final novel, The Hour of the Star.

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