The Passion According to G.H

Clarice Lispector, Idra Novey (trans.)

The Passion According to G.H
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Country
United Kingdom
Published
26 March 2014
Pages
208
ISBN
9780141197357

The Passion According to G.H

Clarice Lispector, Idra Novey (trans.)

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.

With an Introduction by Caetano Veloso.

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