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The Chandelier (Penguin Modern Classics) Kindle Edition
It is a lyrical outpouring of sensation and perception...Lispector is up to some extraordinary things. — Martin Riker (New York Times Book Review)
The revival of the hypnotic Clarice Lispector has been one of the true literary events of the 21st century. — Parul Sehgal (New York Times Book Review)
It's a shaggy stop-motion masterpiece, plotless and argument-less and obsessed with the nature of thought....Every page vibrates with feeling. It's not enough to say that Lispector bends language, or uses words in new ways. Plenty of modernists do that. No one else writes prose this rich. — Lily Meyer (NPR)
Lispector’s second novel is a breathless, dizzying and multisensory dive into the mind...The first English translation of The Chandelier is a major event, offering the anglophone world an insight into Lispector’s early grappling with the shapes and rhythms of thought. — The Times Literary Supplement
The Chandelier is an extraordinary book. — Reinaldo Laddaga (4Columns)
A vulnerable and moving performance—with a heart-stopping payoff....an undeniable quantity of genius. — Parul Sehgal (New York Times Book Review)
Lispector's signature brilliance lies in the minutely observed gradations of her characters' feelings and of their elusive, half-formed thoughts. — Kirkus
The Chandelier will reward those who enjoy challenging works about the power of the mind and about how we might grow up—without destroying who we have been, without fearing who we might come to be. — Music & Literature
This is a haunting family fable, and will fascinate those seeking a glimpse at Lispector’s genius in development. — Publishers Weekly
[L]yrical, sensual, philosophical...gorgeous, unsettling prose... — The Nation
One of the twentieth century’s most mysterious writers. — Orhan Pamuk
Better than Borges. — Elizabeth Bishop
Utterly original and brilliant, haunting and disturbing. — Colm Tóibín
The Chandelier is not a book to be read at a fast pace, but rather one to be slowly sipped and savored, a few pages at a time—one that forces us to find other modes of reading, of approaching literature, committed to finding the pleasures of the text. — Christina Soto van der Plas (The Los Angeles Review of Books)
Virginia’s memory of the chandelier as an adult is as strange and ambiguous as the rest of the moments in the novel, deeply introspective and without a clear meaning, but the energy and spiritual wonder of her descriptions make the cryptic writing all the more resonant and spiritually urgent for both her character and her reader. — Mike Broida (Electric Lit) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Magdalena Edwards is a writer, translator, and actor. Her work has appeared in the Boston Review, the Paris Review Daily, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Millions.
Benjamin Moser is the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award, and is also the editor of the New Directions Lispector program. A former books columnist at Harper's Magazine, Moser is now a columnist at The New York Times Book Review, and is currently at work on the authorized biography of Susan Sontag. He lives in the Netherlands. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B07G3YXLP3
- Publisher : Penguin (28 November 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 936 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 320 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #870,789 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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