Para nao esquecer

Para nao esquecer / Not to Forget

Non-fiction , 1964


A book of true stories, small reflections, memories and sensations, although these works of prose are as deeply fictional as her great novels. Some are true poetry, such as El secreto (The Secret), while others are embryonic novels, such as La sensible (The Sensitive One). Even when they are true stories or interpretations of an actual event, such as Brasilia or the splendid Mineirinho, that reality is transfigured because Clarice Lispector always takes us beyond reality and beyond the limits of words. With her, we go straight to the pure core of the neutral-alive.