Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu; Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
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Clarice Lispector, The Passions after G.H.: Metamorphoses and Violence
Compared to Kafka, Joyce or Virginia Woolf, the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector fascinates the literary critics and also the common reading public. Her unusual narrative strategies and her taste for various stylistic experiments have transformed Lispector’s work in an open problem, many interpretations underlying the novelty of her writing and the difficulty to find a unique explanation for her symbols or artistic images. Her novel The Passion According to G.H. (1964) represents a meditation on literature and its essence, but also depicts the journey of the protagonist in search of her true self, in the attempt to assume (and affirm!) her individuality. G.H.’s encounter with the cockroach determines her spiritual awakening and encourages the reader themselves to try to find the true meaning of human existence.
Keywords: Latin American fiction, Brazilian literature, violence, feminine writing, sacred, sacrifice.
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