Near to the Wild Heart
Paperback $19.99 - Penguin UK
Fiction - Published: 26/Mar/2014 - ISBN: 9780141197340
Clarice Lispector's sensational, prize-winning debut novel Near to the Wild Heart was published when she was twenty-three and earned her the name 'Hurricane Clarice'. It tells the story of Joana, from her wild, creative childhood, as the 'little egg' who writes poems for her father, through her marriage to the faithless Otávio and on to her decision to make her own way in the world. As Joana, endlessly mutable, moves through different emotional states, different inner lives and different truths, this impressionistic, dreamlike and fiercely intelligent novel asks if any of us ever really know who we are.
Translated by Alison Entrekin
Edited by Benjamin Moser
'Brilliant . . . Lispector should be on the shelf with Kafka and Joyce.' Los Angeles Times
'A genius.' Colm Tóibín, Guardian
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