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9780141197371 608e8b12f957238b22a2ec9b Breath of Life https://cdn1.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ae4f961d0888ff57971e43/webp/9780141197371-us.jpg A Breath of Life is Clarice Lispector's last published novel, 'written in agony'. Sensual and mysterious, it is a mystical dialogue between a god-like author and the creation he breathes life into: the speaking, shifting, indefinable Angela Pralini. As he has created Angela, so, eventually, he must let her die, for life is merely 'a kind of madness that death makes.' This is a unique, elegiac meditation on the creation of life, and of art. Translated by Johnny Lorenz With a Preface by Pedro Almod var and Benjamin Moser 'Lispector had an ability to write as though no one had ever written before.' Colm T ib n 'A text that resonates endlessly . . . her images dazzle.' The Times Literary Supplement 9780141197371
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  • ISBN:9780141197371
  • Author: Clarice Lispector
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • Pages: 167
  • Format: Paperback

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A Breath of Life is Clarice Lispector's last published novel, 'written in agony'. Sensual and mysterious, it is a mystical dialogue between a god-like author and the creation he breathes life into: the speaking, shifting, indefinable Angela Pralini. As he has created Angela, so, eventually, he must let her die, for life is merely 'a kind of madness that death makes.' This is a unique, elegiac meditation on the creation of life, and of art. Translated by Johnny Lorenz With a Preface by Pedro Almod var and Benjamin Moser 'Lispector had an ability to write as though no one had ever written before.' Colm T ib n 'A text that resonates endlessly . . . her images dazzle.' The Times Literary Supplement

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