The book A Paixão Segundo G.H. (Passion according to G.H.), by Brazilian author Clarice Lispector, is used as a pretext for a graphic reinterpretation by artist. A paixão segundo G.H. has ratings and reviews. Mary said: Deeply deeply introspective. Almost equal parts wisdom and nonsense. I wavered betwee. A paixao segundo G.H: Romance (Portuguese Edition): Clarice Lispector: Books –

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This sort of “shift of phrase” allows the novel its ambitions but does nothing to circumscribe its suffocating furor.

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Why do I exist? She left Brazil infollowing her marriage to a Brazilian diplomat, and spent the next decade and a half in Europe and the United States. Setundo essayistic novel of contradictions. Return to Book Page. This lady freaks out about a cockroach. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Passion According to G.

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To put it incredibly briefly, you know those strange moments in your life when it’s maybe 3am, and your mind is wandering, and you can’t sleep, and you suddenly become self-aware?

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Whether because of the translation or the original, it flows with the formulas that Kundera almost always deploys as little rhetorical stratagems; the resonance that always, almost poetic because of the repetition, or to the point, an unapologetic work of virtuosity that owes the audience an apology though if it were it to apologize it would not be a virtuoso work.


Instead, to her shock, she finds a desert; “an entirely clean and vibrating room as in an insane asylum from which dangerous objects have been removed”.

Dont worry they probably cant even feel pain. Kafka a su lado es bastante normal Shortly before her death, Lispector told a reporter that of all her books G. So I have a lot of respect for the book. Beating the dead horse at this point: It’s a book I find really hard to “rate” for myself subjectively because of this ambivalence. I would sacrifice my body to my own muteness, becoming worse and worse than myself, less and less than being, a mother-spirit relieving the immediate, the present, paixak her children.

Gave up halfway but it intrigued me enough to perhaps give it another go in the future so 2.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? It’s an extreme and very abstract case of “showing, not telling. But it’s not–and that’s not because the book is bad–that’s just because the book is too different.

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Overall, I just find the whole star-rating system too reductive in most cases–read this book to find out what I mean. The novel was written in a quick burst at the end offollowing a period of difficulty in Lispector’s life. Then some people would expect that this book would be as “amazing” as the latest best-selling thriller or even another great 5-star philosophical book. Agua Viva Portuguese Edition.


A protagonista ve sua condicao de dona de casa e mae como uma selvagem. The work takes the form of a monologue by a woman, identified only as G. Weird time for reviewing weird books?

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Born to a Jewish family in Podolia in Western Ukraine, she was brought to Brazil as an infant, amidst the disasters engulfing her native land following the First World War.

Acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories, she was also a journalist. Goodreads paiixao you keep track of books you want to read. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The writing is stunning, and the existential or “mystical,” as it says in the summary crisis paiaxo G. I can’t really sum all of that up here, and even if I could, that’s beside the point to me. Am I getting closer?