The imitation of the rose

Thirteen short tales from one of the most blistering and innovative writers of the twentieth century. The small incidents of life become moments of inner revelation in the luminous writing of Clarice Lispector. A woman contemplating a vase of roses after a nervous breakdown; a tangled mother-daughter relationship; a man’s abandonment of a dog; an animal in a zoo; an egg: each one leads to mystery and self-discovery, delight and devastation.

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