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  • Published: 28 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141989501
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

The Chandelier




Available in English for the first time, The Chandelier is one of Lispector's most radical books and a key part of what made her a Brazilian legend

As Virginia seeks freedom via creation, the drama of her isolated life is almost entirely internal: from childhood, she sculpts clay figurines with "the best clay one could desire: white, supple, sticky, cold. She got a clear and tender material from which she could shape a world. How, how to explain the miracle ..."

While on one level simply the story of a woman's life, The Chandelier's real drama lies in Lispector's attempt "to find the nucleus made of a single instant". Radically original, The Chandelier pushes Lispector's lifelong quest for that nucleus into deeper territories than any of her other extraordinary work.

  • Published: 28 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141989501
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

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