Clarice Lispector

Clarice Lispector was one of Brazil’s most acclaimed novelists. Her translator Gregory Rabassa recalled being ‘flabbergasted to meet that rare person who looked like Marlene Dietrich and wrote like Virginia Woolf,’ and Lispector is without doubt a natural and accomplished successor to Woolf, with her modernist, stream-of-consciousness style of writing. Lispector distinguishes herself, however, with an abundance of wild irony and wicked humour, as well as intensely moving human sympathy.