This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.
Translator Katrina Dodson will be joined by readers to celebrate the launch of her translation of the Complete Stories of Clarice Lispector (New Directions).
With readings from The Complete Stories by
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Praise for Clarice Lispector:
"Clarice Lispector had a diamond-hard intelligence, a visionary instinct, and a sense of humor that veered from naïf wonder to wicked comedy." — Rachel Kushner
"Lispector is one of the hidden geniuses of twentieth century literature, in the same league as Flann O'Brien, Borges and Pessoa...utterly original and brilliant, haunting and disturbing." — Colm Tóibín
"Lispector reads with lively intelligence and is terrifically funny. Language, for her, was the self's light." — Lorrie Moore
"The Complete Stories is bound to become a kind of bedside Bible or I Ching for readers of Lispector, both old and new." — Valeria Luiselli, Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About The Complete Stories:
The recent publication by New Directions of five Lispector novels revealed to legions of new readers her darkness and dazzle. Now, for the first time in English, are all the stories that made her a Brazilian legend: from teenagers coming into awareness of their sexual and artistic powers to humdrum housewives whose lives are shattered by unexpected epiphanies to old people who don t know what to do with themselves. Clarice's stories take us through their lives and ours.
From one of the greatest modern writers, these stories, gathered from the nine collections published during her lifetime, follow an unbroken time line of success as a writer, from her adolescence to her death bed.
The recent publication by New Directions of five Lispector novels revealed to legions of new readers her darkness and dazzle.