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  • Published: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141197357
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

The Passion According to G.H



A disoriented and confused young woman looks back on her life and her place in the world. New to Penguin Modern Classics

G.H., a well-to-do Rio sculptress, enters the room of her maid, which is as clear and white 'as in an insane asylum from which dangerous objects have been removed'. There she sees a cockroach - black, dusty, prehistoric - crawling out of the wardrobe and, panicking, slams the door on it. Her irresistible fascination with the dying insect provokes a spiritual crisis, in which she questions her place in the universe and her very identity, propelling her towards an act of shocking transgression. Clarice Lispector's spare, deeply disturbing yet luminous novel transforms language into something otherworldly, and is one of her most unsettling and compelling works.

  • Published: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141197357
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

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