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Near to the Wild Heart (Paperback)

Near to the Wild Heart Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Alison Entrekin (Translator), Benjamin Moser (Preface by)
$15.95
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Description


Near to the Wild Heart, published in Rio de Janeiro in 1943, introduced Brazil to what one writer called "Hurricane Clarice" a twenty-three-year-old girl who wrote her first book in a tiny rented room and then baptized it with a title taken from Joyce: "He was alone, unheeded, near to the wild heart of life."

The book was an unprecedented sensation -- the discovery of a genius. Narrative epiphanies and interior monologue frame the life of Joana, from her middle-class childhood through her unhappy marriage and its dissolution to transcendence, when she proclaims: "I shall arise as strong and comely as a young colt."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811220026
ISBN-10: 0811220028
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: June 13th, 2012
Pages: 220
Language: English
Series: Ndp; 1225

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Staff Picks

A beautifully illustrated non-fiction book that is perfect for those kids who always ask "why?". A perfect book for teachers but also sweet enough to read every night as a bedtime story. The more often you read it, the better you will be at reading large numbers! Has a wonderfully accessible back matter page. - Jessica