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  • Published: 12 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141392035
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $19.99

Hour Of The Star




Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly, underfed, sickly and unloved. She has no future, and no sense of who she is.

Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly and unloved. Yet telling her story is the narrator Rodrigo S.M., who tries to direct Macabéa's fate but comes to realize that, for all her outward misery, she is inwardly free. Slyly subverting ideas of poverty, identity, love and the art of writing itself, Clarice Lispector's audacious last novel is a haunting portrayal of innocence in a bad world.

  • Pub date: 12 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141392035
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $19.99

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