» » The Passion According to G.H. (New Directions Books)

Download The Passion According to G.H. (New Directions Books) fb2

by Benjamin Moser,Clarice Lispector
Download The Passion According to G.H. (New Directions Books) fb2
  • Author:
    Benjamin Moser,Clarice Lispector
  • ISBN:
  • ISBN13:
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    New Directions; unknown edition (June 13, 2012)
  • Pages:
    220 pages
  • Subcategory:
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1209 kb
  • ePUB format
    1728 kb
  • DJVU format
    1955 kb
  • Rating:
  • Votes:
  • Formats:
    azw txt lrf mobi

A new directions book. Introduction by Caetano Veloso. I read The Passion According to G. H. as soon as the book came out, in 1964. I was in my early twenties.

A new directions book. The Passion According to G. Translator’s Note. Clarice had been an illumination when I was seventeen.

The Passion According to . Clarice Lispector’s mystical novel of 1964 has been added to your Cart. The Passion According to . New Directions Books).

In 2009, the American writer Benjamin Moser published Why This World: A Biography of Clarice . and The Foreign Legion

In 2009, the American writer Benjamin Moser published Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector. Since that publication, her works have been the object of an extensive project of retranslation, published by New Directions Publishing and Penguin Modern Classics, the first Brazilian to enter that prestigious series. and The Foreign Legion. The Woman Who Killed the Fish and An Apprenticeship or The Book of Pleasures. Covert Joy and The Stream of Life. The book Lispector wrote in Bern, The Besieged City, tells the story of Lucrécia Neves, and the growth of her town, São Geraldo, from a little settlement to a large city. is a mystical novel by Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, published in 1964. The work takes the form of a monologue by a woman, identified only as . telling of the crisis that ensued the previous day after she crushed a cockroach in the door of a wardrobe.

In fact, as soon as I slammed the book shut, my understanding of . s story began to take on an almost-corporeal reality. Trying to put this into words is a slippery thing. Her ignorance is the highest form of knowledge in a Socratic take on the psyche. Clarice Lispector's mystical novel of 1964, concerns a well-to-do Rio sculptress, .

Fiction by Clarice Lispector. who enters her maid's room, sees a cockroach crawling out of the wardrobe, and, panicking, slams the door - crushing the cockroach - and then watches it die.

Электронная книга "The Passion According to . Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Passion According to . для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

Lispector’s most shocking novel.

The Passion According to G.H., Clarice Lispector’s mystical novel of 1964, concerns a well-to-do Rio sculptress, G.H., who enters her maid’s room, sees a cockroach crawling out of the wardrobe, and, panicking, slams the door ―crushing the cockroach ―and then watches it die. At the end of the novel, at the height of a spiritual crisis, comes the most famous and most genuinely shocking scene in Brazilian literature…

Lispector wrote that of all her works this novel was the one that “best corresponded to her demands as a writer.”

In this book, the unnamed narrator, an artist, discovers a roach in the closet of her former maid's room, and for the next 200 pages writes about what is happening to her in this experience. Beautiful writing and very mystical. There is really no one who writes like Clarice Lispector. But if you're looking for a book with a nice plot and a happy ending, look elsewhere.
This really is an utterly unique, exciting work. I can completely understand why it would incite extremes of love or hate -- it certainly would not appeal to everyone. Not necessarily something to be read in one sitting, to me it is a philosophical text which, like Nietzsche's Zarathustra, I can enjoy coming back to and exploring the layers of poetic meaning. It is a remarkable meditation on the human condition.
Strange. Beautiful. Amazing. It's not for everyone. It is confusing at first. But don't dismiss it. Keep going back to it. If you have patience, and a depth of soul, the book will open itself to you and change your life.
I had to read this twice to say I might have read it once, but it will be a 'forever' read on my shelf! Lispector moves from the death of a cockroach, to being the cockroach, to sacrifice of self, of being, of existence of 'I' as everything which starts and ends with the cockroach, the desertion of the primal, to not only go over the precipice, but through it into the non, the nameless...before the nucleus.. Here are some quotes:
"It is exactly through the failure of the voice that one comes to hear for the first time one's own muteness and that of others and of things, and accepts it as the possible language. Only then is my nature accepted, accepted with its frightening torture, where pain is not something that happens to us, but what we are."
"I lived inside a system. It was as if I had organized myself inside the face of having a stomachache because, if I no longer had it, I would also lose the marvelous hope of freeing myself one day from the stomachache: my old life was necessary to me because it was exactly its badness that made me delight in imagining a hope that, without that life I led, I would not have known."
"And it is no use to try to take a shortcut and want to start, already knowing that the voice says so little, starting straightaway with being depersonal. For the journey exists, and the journey is not simply a manner of going. We ourselves are the journey. In the matter of the living, one can never arrive beforehand. The via crucis is not a detour, it is the only way, one cannot arrive except along it and with it. Persistence is our effort, giving up is the reward. One only reaches it having experienced the power of building, and, despite the taste of power, preferring to give up."
"Giving up is a revelation." Holy blow me away, Lispector!!! And you do again and again and again!
Lispector is a philosopher, a mystery. In an interview she said she still didn't quite understand her story, 'the egg and the chicken'. She has been called a mystic. All I know is that her novels, her stories are absolutely mesmerizing and I never tire of reading them over and over.
It amazes me how little known her works are in the US.
Lispector should be studied in more literary circles.
A mysterious work but a compelling read. Clarrice holds the readers attention with her unusual juxaposition of images through language. I kept going back for more although I sometimes felt I was missing some her subtle meanings. I recommend this book as a worthwhile challenge. There is a no nonsense approach to her spirituality and view of life which reveals itself with commpassion and humility throughout the book and I believe in her life as well.
Good book. I like to read it.