Selected Cronicas New Directions Paperbook Book 834 #ad - Clarice Lispector was a born writer. She writes with sensuous verve, bringing her earliest passions into adult life intact, along with a child's undiminished capacity for wonder. The new york times book review"in 1967, brazil's leading newspaper asked the avant-garde writer Lispector to write a weekly column on any topic she wished.
This beautifully translated collection of selected columns, or crônicas, is just as immediately stimulating today and ably reinforces her reputation as one of Brazil's greatest writers.
Professor Borges: A Course on English LiteratureNew Directions #ad - This is the most surprising and useful of Borges’s works to have appeared posthumously. Borges takes us on a startling, and highly opinionated tour of English literature, idiosyncratic, fresh, weaving together countless cultural traditions of the last three thousand years. Starting with the vikings’ kennings and beowulf and ending with Stevenson and Oscar Wilde, ’cross-cultural borrowings, and genres of expression, the book traverses a landscape of ‘precursors, all connected by Borges into a vast interpretive web.
Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature #ad - Now translated into english for the first time, these lectures are accompanied by extensive and informative notes by the Borges scholars Martín Arias and Martín Hadis. . Borges’s lectures — delivered extempore by a man of extraordinary erudition — bring the canon to remarkably vivid life. In english at last, edgardo krebs describes professor borges:“a compilation of the twenty-five lectures Borges gave in 1966 at the University of Buenos Aires, Borges’s erudite and entertaining lectures on English literature from Beowulf to Oscar WildeWriting for Harper’s Magazine, where he taught English literature.
A Breath of Life New Directions PaperbookNew Directions #ad - These fragments form a dialogue between a god-like author who infuses the breath of life into his creation: the speaking, dying creation herself, breathing, Angela Pralini. The work’s almost occult appeal arises from the perception that if Angela dies, Clarice will have to die as well. A mystical dialogue between a male author and his creation, this posthumous work has never before been translated, and is a book of particular beauty and strangeness.
A Breath of Life New Directions Paperbook #ad - A mystical dialogue between a male author a thinly disguised Clarice Lispector and his/her creation, a woman named Angela, this posthumous work has never before been translated. Lispector did not even live to see it published. At her death, a mountain of fragments remained to be “structured” by Olga Borelli.
And she did.
Água Viva New Directions BooksNew Directions #ad - Água Viva New Directions Books #ad - Lispector at her most philosophically radical. A meditation on the nature of life and time, Água Viva 1973 shows Lispector discovering a new means of writing about herself, more deeply transforming her individual experience into a universal poetry. In a body of work as emotionally powerful, formally innovative, and philosophically profound as Clarice Lispector’s, Água Viva stands out as a particular triumph.
Complete StoriesNew Directions #ad - One of the most phenomenally acclaimed and successful books of recent years is now available as a paperback—with three just-discovered stories Here, gathered in one volume, are the stories that made Clarice a Brazilian legend. Originally a cloth edition of eighty-six stories, covering her whole amazing career, now we have eighty- nine in all, from her teenage years to her deathbed.
Complete Stories #ad - In these pages, old people who don’t know what to do with themselves— and in their stories, we meet teenagers becoming aware of their sexual and artistic powers, humdrum housewives whose lives are shattered by unexpected epiphanies, Clarice takes us through their lives—and hers—and ours. .
Cronopios and Famas New Directions ClassicNew Directions #ad - Unusual occupations, describes the obsessions and predilections of the narrator's family, " the second chapter, including the lodging of a tiger-just one tiger- "for the sole purpose of seeing the mechanism at work in all its complexity. Finally, the "cronopios and famas" section delightfully characterizes, "those enemies of pomposity, in the words of Carlos Fuentes, academic rigor mortis and cardboard celebrity-a band of literary Marx Brothers.
As the saturday review remarked: "each page of Cronopios and Famas sparkles with vivid satire that goes to the heart of human character and, in the best pieces, to the essence of the human condition. ". Cronopios and famas is one of the best-loved books by Julio Cortázar, one of the greatest of Latin American novelists.
Cronopios and Famas New Directions Classic #ad - The instruction manual, " the first chapter, is an absurd assortment of tasks and items dissected in an instruction-manual format.
The World Goes OnNew Directions #ad - A child laborer in a portuguese marble quarry wanders off from work one day into a surreal realm utterly alien from his daily toils. As lászló krasznahoraki himself explains: “each text is about drawing our attention away from this world, at the edge of the abyss in his own mind, and immersing ourselves in a current of thought or a narrative…” A Hungarian interpreter obsessed with waterfalls, speeding our body toward annihilation, wanders the chaotic streets of Shanghai.
The world goes on is another amazing masterpiece by the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. A magnificent new collection of stories by “the contemporary hungarian master of apocalypse” Susan SontagIn The World Goes On, then tells eleven unforgettable stories, a narrator first speaks directly, and then bids farewell “for here I would leave this earth and these stars, because I would take nothing with me”.
The World Goes On #ad - A traveler, reeling from the sights and sounds of Varanasi, encounters a giant of a man on the banks of the Ganges ranting on the nature of a single drop of water. The excitement of his writing, ” adam thirwell proclaimed in the New York Review of Books, “is that he has come up with this own original forms—there is nothing else like it in contemporary literature.
The Melancholy of Resistance New Directions PaperbookNew Directions #ad - The melancholy of resistance, surreal novel, László Krasznahorkai's magisterial, depicts a chain of mysterious events in a small Hungarian town. A circus, arrives in the dead of winter, promising to display the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world, prompting bizarre rumors. Word spreads that the circus folk have a sinister purpose in mind, and the frightened citizens cling to any manifestation of order they can find music, cosmology, fascism.
Compact, as its enormously gifted translator George Szirtes puts it, The Melancholy of Resistance, "is a slow lava flow of narrative, powerful and intense, a vast black river of type. And yet, the novel, in the words of The Guardian, miraculously, "lifts the reader along in lunar leaps and bounds. ". From the winner of the 2015 man booker international PrizeA powerful, in the tradition of Gogol, surreal novel, about the chaotic events surrounding the arrival of a circus in a small Hungarian town.
The Melancholy of Resistance New Directions Paperbook #ad - Eszter, plotting her takeover of the town; her weakling husband; and Valuska, our hapless hero with his head in the clouds, who is the tender center of the book, the only pure and noble soul to be found. The novel's characters are unforgettable: the evil Mrs.
Near to the Wild Heart Ndp; 1225New Directions #ad - This new translation of clarice lispector's sensational first book tells the story of a middle class woman's life from childhood through an unhappy marriage and its dissolution to transcendence. Near to the wild heart, unheeded, published in rio de janeiro in 1943, introduced brazil to what one writer called “Hurricane Clarice”: a twenty-three-year-old girl who wrote her first book in a tiny rented room and then baptized it with a title taken from Joyce: “He was alone, near to the wild heart of life.
The book was an unprecedented sensation — the discovery of a genius. Narrative epiphanies and interior monologue frame the life of Joana, from her middle-class childhood through her unhappy marriage and its dissolution to transcendence, when she proclaims: “I shall arise as strong and comely as a young colt.
The Hour of the Star Second EditionNew Directions #ad - In her last book she takes readers close to the true mystery of life and leave us deep in Lispector territory indeed. Lispector employs her pathetic heroine against her urbane, she cuts away the reader's preconceived notions about poverty, working them like a pair of scissors, identity, empty narrator—edge of despair to edge of despair—and, love and the art of fiction.
Rodrigo recoils from her wretchedness, and yet he cannot avoid the realization that for all her outward misery, Macabéa is inwardly free/She doesn't seem to know how unhappy she should be. A new edition of clarice lispector’s final masterpiece, now with a vivid introduction by Colm Tóibín. Narrated by the cosmopolitan Rodrigo S.
The Hour of the Star Second Edition #ad - M. Strange, and haunting tale is the story of Macabéa, this brief, one of life's unfortunates. Living in the slums of rio and eking out a poor living as a typist, but she is ugly, underfed, and her rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Colas, sickly and unloved.
The Yellow Arrow New Directions Paperbook Book 845New Directions #ad - Pelevin's art lies in the ease with which he shifts from precisely imagined science fiction to lyrical meditations on past and future. Indifferent to their fate, attending the upper bunk avant-garde theatre, the other passengers carry on as usual — trading in nickel melted down fro the carriage doors, and leafing through Pasternak’s Early Trains.
. It is a reflective story, chilling and gripping. Andrei, the mystic passenger, less and less lulled by the never-ending sound of the wheels, has begun to look for a way to get off. This important young Russian author's first American translation garnered rave reviews. The main character, andrei, is a passenger aboard the Yellow Arrow, who begins to despair over the trains ultimate destination and looks for a way out as the chapters count down.
The Yellow Arrow New Directions Paperbook Book 845 #ad - And, because he is a natural storyteller with a wonderfully absurd imagination. But life in the carriages goes on as always. Set during the advent of perestroika, a surreal, a long-distance Russian train headed for a ruined bridge, satirical novella by a critically acclaimed young Russian writer traces the fate of the passengers on The Yellow Arrow, a train without an end or a beginning--and it makes no stops.
The yellow arrow is full of the ridiculous and the sublime.