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The Resource Why this world : a biography of Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser

Why this world : a biography of Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser

Label
Why this world : a biography of Clarice Lispector
Title
Why this world
Title remainder
a biography of Clarice Lispector
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Moser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'That rare person who looked like Marlene Dietrich and wrote like Virginia Woolf, ' Clarice Lispector is one of the most popular but least understood of Latin American writers. Now, after years of research on three continents, drawing on previously unknown manuscripts and dozens of interviews, Benjamin Moser demonstrates how Lispector's art was directly connected to her turbulent life. Born amidst the horrors of post-World War I Ukraine, Clarice's beauty, genius, and eccentricity intrigued Brazil virtually from her adolescence. Why This World tells how this precocious girl, through long exile abroad and difficult personal struggles, matured into a great writer, and asserts, for the first time, the deep roots in the Jewish mystical tradition that make her both the heir to Kafka and the unlikely author of "perhaps the greatest spiritual autobiography of the twentieth century." From Ukraine to Recife, from Naples and Berne to Washington and Rio de Janeiro, Why This World shows how Clarice Lispector transformed one woman's struggles into a universally resonant art."--Publisher's description
Summary
Uses previously unknown manuscripts and numerous interviews to explore the life and work of the Brazilian author
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
336434
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moser, Benjamin
Dewey number
  • 869.3/42
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lispector, Clarice
  • Authors, Brazilian
  • Lispector, Clarice
  • Authors, Brazilian
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a biography of Clarice Lispector
Label
Why this world : a biography of Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-446) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn456549810
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 479 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199895823
Lccn
2008055639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)456549810
Label
Why this world : a biography of Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-446) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn456549810
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 479 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199895823
Lccn
2008055639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)456549810

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