Outros escritos

Outros escritos / Where We Learn to Be Happy and Other Writings

Anthology / Selection , 2005



This book contains some essential keys to understanding Clarice Lispector’s work. To follow the rare interview she granted to Affonso Romano de Sant’Anna and Marina Colasanti in 1976, a year before her death, is to catch a glimpse of the mystery she wanted to be and capture in language beyond words. But as we read the other chapters in this volume, her first stories, her disturbing play The Burned Sinner and the Harmonious Angels, her first journalistic articles, and her lecture on contemporary Brazilian literature, we gain a better, deeper understanding of her major works. Like a puzzle that’s incomplete without all of its pieces, Clarice’s literature is illuminated and completed in these writings.