Saturday, August 22, 2009

Book Review: New Biography Helps Widen Recognition of Worthy Novelist, By Fernanda Eberstadt (The New York Times)

Which 20th-century writer was described by French critic Hélène Cixous as being what Rilke might have been, if he were a Jewish Brazilian born in the Ukraine? By the poet Elizabeth Bishop as better than Jorge Luis Borges? And by the musician and activist Caetano Veloso as one of the chief revelations of his adolescence? The answer is Clarice Lispector, a Portuguese-language novelist who died in 1977 and who, despite her significant cult following, has yet to gain her rightful place in the literary canon ... read more

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