Aprendendo a viver

Aprendendo a viver / Learning to Live and Other Chronicles

Non-fiction , 2004


A selection of stories by Clarice Lispector published in the Jornal do Brasil between September 1967 and December 1973. Clarice is the housewife facing domestic problems: the family budget, the soup tureen that needs to be returned, the chronic silence of the telephone, the delicate relationship between the lady of the house and the maid, and raising children. She’s not trying to be “literary” or interesting in these texts, which she herself says are written “on a flying typewriter” for the newspaper.