EAN-139780811219495   EAN-13 barcode 9780811219495
Product NameThe Hour Of The Star (Second Edition)
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHeight:9.84 inches / Length:5.91 inches / Weight:1.47 pounds / Width:0.59 inches
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Price New6.25 US Dollars    (curriencies)
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Width0.4 inches    (convert)
Height8 inches    (convert)
Length5.2 inches    (convert)
Weight4 ounces    (convert)
AuthorClarice Lispector
Page Count128
FeaturesNew Directions Publishing Corporation
Long DescriptionA new edition of Clarice Lispector’s final masterpiece, now with a vivid introduction by Colm Tóibín. Narrated by the cosmopolitan Rodrigo S.M., this brief, strange, and haunting tale is the story of Macabéa, one of life's unfortunates. Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a poor living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Colas, and her rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly, underfed, sickly and unloved. Rodrigo recoils from her wretchedness, and yet he cannot avoid the realization that for all her outward misery, Macabéa is inwardly free/She doesn't seem to know how unhappy she should be. Lispector employs her pathetic heroine against her urbane, empty narrator―edge of despair to edge of despair―and, working them like a pair of scissors, she cuts away the reader's preconceived notions about poverty, identity, love and the art of fiction. In her last book she takes readers close to the true mystery of life and leave us deep in Lispector territory indeed.
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