Água Viva (New Directions Books) (Paperback)

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By Clarice Lispector, Stefan Tobler (Translator), Benjamin Moser (Preface by)
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Like drifting naked on a foggy ocean while a storm blows in, or receiving tiny, repeated shocks behind the eyes. Lispector grapples with issues of God, time, death, authorship, and the insufficiency of language. This slim volume will send you reeling for weeks.

— Sarah G.

This book is so sharp and thin it's more knife than novel. It's poetry. It's philosophy. It's an existential roller coaster. It's like getting struck by lightning. Be careful. You may never be the same.

— Landon


A meditation on the nature of life and time, Agua Viva (1973) shows Lispector discovering a new means of writing about herself, more deeply transforming her individual experience into a universal poetry. In a body of work as emotionally powerful, formally innovative, and philosophically profound as Clarice Lispector's, Agua Viva stands out as a particular triumph.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811219907
ISBN-10: 0811219909
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: June 13th, 2012
Pages: 88
Language: English
Series: New Directions Books