Hour Of The Star

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HOUR OF THE STAR
by Clarice Lispector
translated by Benjamin Moser
published by Penguin

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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, arguably her best, is a haunting portrayal of innocence in a bad world.

- paperback: 96 pages
- product dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
- ISBN: 9780141392035