Publication Date: June 2012
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A meditation on the nature of life and time, Agua Viva (1973) shows Lispector discovering a new means of writing about herself, more deeply transforming her individual experience into a universal poetry. In a body of work as emotionally powerful, formally innovative, and philosophically profound as Clarice Lispector's, Agua Viva stands out as a particular triumph.
About the AuthorClarice Lispector (1925-1977), the author of such works as Near to the Wild Heart, The Hour of the Star, and The Passion According to G. H., is the internationally acclaimed novelist and short-story writer from Brazil and the subject of Benjamin Moser s magisterial biography Why This World.
Series editor BenjaminMoser, who contributes afterwords for all four of these new translations, is the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, published in paperback by Oxford University Press in May 2012. He is currently working on a biography of Susan Sontag.
Clarice Lispector (1925-1977), the author of such works as "Near to the Wild Heart, The Hour of the Star", and T"he Passion According to G. H.", is the internationally acclaimed novelist and short-story writer from Brazil and the subject of Benjamin Moser's magisterial biography "Why This World".