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Clarice Lispector was born in the Ukraine and was taken to Brazil as a young child. She was a law student, editor, translator, and newswriter, who traveled widely, spending eight years in the United States. "Family Ties" (1960) is a collection of short stories revealing Lispector's existentialist view of life and demonstrating that even family ties and social relationships are temporary. Although tied to each other and to the outside world, the characters are finally totally alone and separate. Lispector received praise from American critics for "The Apple in the Dark" (1967), a novel about a guilt-ridden man's search for the ultimate knowledge (Eve's apple), which he believes will bring him hope. Lispector's books are being translated into various languages in Europe, especially in France, where the critic Helene Cixous is one of her great admirers and a promoter of her works. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Hour of the Star… (more)
The Hour of the Star 1,827 copies, 64 reviews
The Passion According to G.H. 996 copies, 20 reviews
Near to the Wild Heart 767 copies, 17 reviews
The Complete Stories 728 copies, 11 reviews
Água Viva (New Directions Books) 625 copies, 13 reviews
Family Ties 370 copies, 5 reviews
A Breath of Life 247 copies, 7 reviews
The Apple in the Dark 210 copies, 2 reviews
The Chandelier 176 copies, 2 reviews
The Besieged City 139 copies, 2 reviews
Felicidade Clandestina 109 copies, 2 reviews
Soulstorm 84 copies, 2 reviews
The Woman Who Killed the Fish 73 copies, 1 review
A Vida Intima de Laura (Author) 40 copies, 1 review
Clarice Na Cabeceira 31 copies, 1 review
Almost True 26 copies
Correio feminino 18 copies, 1 review
Só para Mulheres 17 copies, 1 review
Silencio 15 copies
Clarice Lispector: Entrevistas 10 copies, 1 review
EL TIEMPO 2 copies
Novelas II 2 copies
A prop del cor salvatge 1 copy, 1 review
Love 1 copy
Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (Translator, some editions) 4,144 copies, 53 reviews
The Eye of the Heart: Short Stories from Latin America (Contributor) 146 copies, 2 reviews
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (Contributor) 125 copies, 2 reviews
Other Fires: Short Fiction by Latin American Women (Contributor) 117 copies, 5 reviews
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (Contributor) 106 copies, 1 review
The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories (Contributor) 105 copies, 1 review
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Clarice Lispector was born Chaya Pinkhasovna Lispector to a Jewish family in western Ukraine. When she was an infant, her family moved to Brazil. While she studied law at the University of Brazil, she began working as a journalist and publishing short stories. Her first novel, Near to the Wild Heart, won the Graça Aranha Prize for the best debut novel of 1943. She married Maury Gurgel Valente, a diplomat in 1943; they had two sons but later divorced, and Clarice returned to Brazil in 1959.
She died of ovarian cancer at age 57.
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