Besieged City

Author: Lispector, Clarice
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 01/08/2019
ISBN: 9780241371374
Availability: In stock
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'One of the hidden geniuses of the twentieth century' Colm Toibin

'She suddenly leaned toward the mirror and sought the love-liest way to see herself'

Lucrecia Neves is vain, unreflective, insolently superficial, almost mute. She may have no inner life at all. As she morphs from small-town girl to worldly wife of a rich man, and her small home town surrenders to the forces of progress, Lucrecia seeks perfection: to be an object, serene, smooth, beyond the burden of words or even thought itself. A book that obsessed its author, The Besieged City is unlike any other work in Lispector's canon: a story of transformation, of what it means to see and to be seen.

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