Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector, Alison Entrekin (Translated by)

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This new translation of Clarice Lispector’s sensational first book tells the story of a middle class woman’s life from childhood through an unhappy marriage and its dissolution to transcendence.

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Near to the Wild Heart, published in Rio de Janeiro in 1943, introduced Brazil to what one writer called “Hurricane Clarice”: a twenty-three-year-old girl who wrote her first book in a tiny rented room and then baptized it with a title taken from Joyce: “He was alone, unheeded, near to the wild heart of life.”

The book was an unprecedented sensation — the discovery of a genius. Narrative epiphanies and interior monologue frame the life of Joana, from her middle-class childhood through her unhappy marriage and its dissolution to transcendence, when she proclaims: “I shall arise as strong and comely as a young colt.”

Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector, Alison Entrekin (Translated by)
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