Hour Of The Star

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Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly, underfed, sickly and unloved. She has no future, and no sense of who she is. For her, reality is ‘too enormous to grasp’. Yet telling her story is the narrator Rodrigo S.M., who tries to direct Macabea’s fate but comes to realize that, for all her outward misery, she is inwardly free.

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Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly and unloved. Yet telling her story is the narrator Rodrigo S.M., who tries to direct Macabéa’s fate but comes to realize that, for all her outward misery, she is inwardly free. Slyly subverting ideas of poverty, identity, love and the art of writing itself, Clarice Lispector’s audacious last novel is a haunting portrayal of innocence in a bad world.

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Weight 0.078 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 0.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xiv, 81

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

869.342 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K