I understand that Lorrie Moore's article in the NY Review is ostensibly covering a biography, but nonetheless I see six novels by Lispector below the title and two serious works of criticism about Lispector below those, and thus I develop certain expectations. That is, expectations for some textual and/or aesthetic analysis of Lispector's novels. (This is the New York Review, after all.) But that is in very short supply in this article.
I have to say, I'm a little disappointed. And I don't mean this to be just a criticism of Moore. For some reason people have actually . . . continue reading, and add your comments
If I was Benjamin Moser, I’d kinda be feeling all like “I wrote a biography of Clarice Lispector and the Times gave it to Dwight Garner?”
Chad mentions a new biography of Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.
One of the fall books that I’m really looking forward to is Benjamin Moser’s biography of Clarice Lispector entitled Why This World, which, according to the back jacket, is “based on previously unknown manuscripts, numerous interviews, and years of research on three continents.”
I received a copy of this one last week and it looks pretty good.
I partially wanted to mention this bio just to have an excuse to announce that we'll be running an essay on Lispector in . . . continue reading, and add your comments