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  • Published: 14 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141197340
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

Near To The Wild Heart



The sensational debut novel of one of the 20th century's greatest modernist writers

Clarice Lispector's sensational, prize-winning debut novel Near to the Wild Heart was published when she was twenty-three and earned her the name 'Hurricane Clarice'. It tells the story of Joana, from her wild, creative childhood, as the 'little egg' who writes poems for her father, through her marriage to the faithless Otávio and on to her decision to make her own way in the world. As Joana, endlessly mutable, moves through different emotional states, this impressionistic, dreamlike and fiercely intelligent novel asks if any of us ever really know who we are.

  • Published: 14 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141197340
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

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