The Obscene Madame D

By Hilda Hilst; Rachel Gontijo Araujo (Translator); Nathanael (Translator)
Nightboat Books, Paperback, 9781937658069, 80pp.

Publication Date: September 2012

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The Obscene Madame D is the first work by acclaimed Brazilian author Hilda Hilst to be published in English. Radically irreverent and formally impious, this novel portrays an unyielding radical intelligence, a sixty-year-old woman who decides to live in the recess under the stairs. In her diminutive space, Madame D for dereliction relives the perplexity of her recently deceased lover who cannot comprehend her rejection of common sense, sex, and a simple life, in favor of metaphysical speculations that he supposes to be delusional and vain.



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