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  • Published: 28 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241600597
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 672

Complete Stories




Major new collection of Clarice Lispector's short stories for the first time in English

The publication of Clarice Lispector's Collected Stories, eighty-five in all, is a major literary event. Now, for the first time in English, are all the stories that made her a Brazilian legend: from teenagers coming into awareness of their sexual and artistic powers to humdrum housewives whose lives are shattered by unexpected epiphanies to old people who don't know what to do with themselves. Lispector's stories take us through their lives - and ours. From one of the greatest modern writers, these 85 stories, gathered from the nine collections published during her lifetime, follow Clarice Lispector throughout her life.

  • Published: 28 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241600597
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 672

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Praise for Complete Stories

One of the hidden geniuses of the twentieth century

Colm Tóbín

Lispector reads with lively intelligence and is terrifically funny. Language, for her, was the self's light

Lorrie Moore

An emblematic twentieth-century artist who belongs in the same pantheon as Kafka and Joyce

Edmund White

Lispector's Complete Stories is a remarkable book, proof that she was - in the company of Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo and her 19th-century countryman Machado de Assis - one of the true originals of Latin American literature

New York Times

Plenty of writers inspire fierce devotion in their readers... but no one converts the uninitiated into devout believers as suddenly and as vertiginously as Clarice Lispector, the Latin American visionary, Ukrainian-Jewish mystic, and middle-class housewife and mother so revered by her Brazilian fans that she's known by a single name: "Clarice"... You will not be disappointed if you read The Complete Stories. It might even become your bible

New Republic

Translated beautifully and with a vigorous pulse by Katrina Dodson, The Complete Stories is bound to become a kind of bedside Bible or I Ching for readers of Lispector, both old and new. Wherever one opens the book, there is a slice of life to confront. In one of her later stories Lispector recalls the writer Sergio Porto, her friend, who was once asked by a stewardess on a plane if he wanted coffee. To which he replied: "I'll take everything I have a right to." We can approach this volume in a similar spirit: take everything

Publishers Weekly

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