NTA Longlist: The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector, trans. by Katrina Dodson (New Directions)

The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector
By Clarice Lispector (Brazil)

Translated from the Portuguese by Katrina Dodson
(New Directions)

cover image for Katrina Dodson’s translation of The Complete Stories of Clarice Lispector is as innovative and mesmerizing as the original texts. The early stories are innocent and intensely strange, as Lispector continues to try on different voices; the volume ends four decades later, with stories that are more confident but still intensely strange. Dodson brilliantly conveys Lispector’s unconventional gaze, which never seems to be looking where we expect in this tour de force of thought and style.

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