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  • Title: The Hour of the Star
  • Author: Clarice Lispector Benjamin Moser Colm Tóibín
  • ISBN: 9780811219495
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Hour of the Star, Clarice Lispector s consummate final novel, may well be her masterpiece Narrated by the cosmopolitan Rodrigo S.M this brief, strange, and haunting tale is the story of Macab a, one of life s unfortunates Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a poor living as a typist, Macab a loves movies, Coca Cola, and her rat of a boyfriend she would like tThe Hour of the Star, Clarice Lispector s consummate final novel, may well be her masterpiece Narrated by the cosmopolitan Rodrigo S.M this brief, strange, and haunting tale is the story of Macab a, one of life s unfortunates Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a poor living as a typist, Macab a loves movies, Coca Cola, and her rat of a boyfriend she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly, underfed, sickly, and unloved Rodrigo recoils from her wretchedness, and yet he cannot avoid the realization that for all her outward misery, Macab a is inwardly free She doesn t seem to know how unhappy she should be As Macab a heads toward her absurd death, Lispector employs her pathetic heroine against her urbane, empty narrator edge of despair to edge of despair and, working them like a pair of scissors, she cuts away the reader s preconceived notions about poverty, identity, love, and the art of fiction In her last book she takes readers close to the true mystery of life and leaves us deep in Lispector territory indeed.
    The Hour of the Star The Hour of the Star Clarice Lispector s consummate final novel may well be her masterpiece Narrated by the cosmopolitan Rodrigo S M this brief strange and haunting tale is the story of Macab a o

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    1. What a delightful surprise I didn t know anything about Clarice Lispector when I picked up this slim novel, and started reading She had me in her dedication already, starting with the ir reverent sentence I dedicate this thing here to old Schumann and his sweet Clara who today alas are bones Nothing drags me into a story like such an opening What can I expect Irony, sarcasm, cultural reflections on music, a novel or a thing of some other definition Absolutely brilliant One short sentence, a univ [...]

    2. At times known as the greatest Jewish writer since Kafka, Clarice Lispector was one of the foremost Brazilian writers of the 20th century Born Chaya Pinkhasovna, her family emigrated from the Ukraine to Recife, Brazil when young Chaya was a little than a year old It was in the northeastern corner of South America s largest country that Lispector found the inspiration for her life s work writing The Hour of the Star is called by many to be her greatest work, published within a year of her death [...]

    3. Every once in a while she wandered into the better neighborhoods and gazed at the shop windows glittering with jewels and satin clothes just to mortify herself a bit Because she needed to find herself and suffering a little is a way of finding One of these days, I m going to put out a list of 100 most iconic book characters I have read and Macabea of this little book is going to be one of them She is beautiful, she is healthy, she is confident, she is clever, she is witty, she is wealthy, she is [...]

    4. Lately I find myself in the frustrating position not uncommon among booksellers of being surrounded by far books than I can read Not only are there books in the shop, but in my spare moments at work I browse , Abebooks and my local library system, and so have a constant stream of books passing through my hands, many of which I can do no than glance at before returning them or putting them away for later Into this deluge has flowed this novella by Clarice Lispector, a book which I hear tell was [...]

    5. Everything in the world began with a yes One molecule said yes to another molecule and life was born Thus opens the The Hour of the Star Published just before Clarice Lispector s death, reading it you could wonder if there is little of the intimate Lispector of Near to the Wild Heart However, she betrays herself from the start If in her first novel it was by its title, here we discover it in her opening lines However, it goes much deeper than the mere allusion to Joyce If here we find Lispector [...]

    6. I swear this book is made without words It is a mute photograph This book is a silence This book is a question Benjamin Moser s translation of Clarice Lispector s final work is extraordinary He preserves her unusual word order and her way of bringing new meaning to ordinary words, and the result is an absorbing work that brings the reader right up against existential questions of language and life, questions Lispector was confronting as she completed this novella shortly before her death One of [...]

    7. A deceptively short novella with a minimal story which has an underlying philosophical intensity that belies the simple plot It is the story of Macabea narrated by the rather mysterious Rodrigo SM he plays a slightly ambiguous role in the story his asides are amusing and he appears sympathetic However I suspect he is a rather unreliable and deliberately male narrator Macabea has moved to Rio from Northern Brazil and is now alone in the world strictly brought up by her aunt she is portrayed as on [...]

    8. I ve been putting off any attempt at writing on this one because A it s rather a challenge without spoilers although, depending on how one reads the title, the very idea of spoiler is rather silly and B this is one I would expect casual readers to dislike intensely Which leads me to You have confused the true and the real A line that Elizabeth Hand, in Fantasy Science Fiction calls Dhalgren s minatory epigraph I m not a reader of FSF or Ms Hand, but, dammit, they both deserve credit for use of t [...]

    9. Interstellar Heap of DustSim.This is how Clarice Lispector chose to finish her book with the same word as Joyce did His famous Yes But she began with it too For as she says in her opening line, everything in the world began with a Yes.And so she unfolds her story Or lets her male narrator unfold it Several barriers are thus created between her and us and her story his story And the Hour of the Star, not one of those in heaven, but the Star as a celebrity, is the title for the story of someone wh [...]

    10. Because there s the right to scream So I scream A pure scream and without begging alms.4.5 stars.In Clarice Lispector s The Hour of the Star, I met a girl who wasn t there Was she a young typist from the slums of Rio, as the back cover of the book relates Well, yes and no For Macab a was so wispily not there, such a thin slice of watermelon, that I m not sure I d know her if I saw her again Or is it that she, with her weirdly vaporous translucence, was in fact able to seep into and permeate my e [...]

    11. Rating 3.875 of fiveThe Publisher Says The Hour of the Star, Clarice Lispector s consummate final novel, may well be her masterpiece Narrated by the cosmopolitan Rodrigo S.M this brief, strange, and haunting tale is the story of Macab a, one of life s unfortunates Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a poor living as a typist, Macab a loves movies, Coca Cola, and her rat of a boyfriend she would like to be like Marylin Monroe, but she is ugly, underfed, sickly, and unloved Rodrigo recoils fr [...]

    12. The Lispector CallsThe Hour of the Star transcends genre How, with utter fluidity, does an apparently conventional narrative transform itself into the author s introspective confessional And when does that slip into narcissistic myopia which then becomes therapeutic technique Before it develops simultaneously into a romance, a feminist tract, and a pointed sociological commentary All in 90 pages Clarice Lispector is difficult to keep up with simply because she writes the simplest prose with undo [...]

    13. 4.5 5It was a grave mistake to commit to a binge of 200 or less page works, especially after so long a stint of the eighth longest novel in existence, third longest in English looking at you, Women and Men because I had forgotten how utterly manic tiny works can leave me Can, because this is not a common complaint, as the last time this happened was with poor Zweig s Chess Story that left me bawling in my brain and stone cold in my expression You should try it some time I don t really mean that, [...]

    14. Clarice Lispector 1920 1977 Forgive me but I m going to keep talking about me who am unknown to myself, and as I write I m a bit surprised because I discover I have a destiny Who hasn t ever wondered am I a monster or is this what it means to be a person doesn t need yet another review of Clarice Lispector s The Hour of the Star 1977 , published shortly before she was taken to hospital to succumb to inoperable ovarian cancer I held my peace after reading her first novel, Near to the Wild Heart, [...]

    15. Qued fascinada con esta autora desdeLa bella y la bestia.Y si los cuentos de ese libro, cuya publicaci n fue p stuma, me introdujeron al extra o mundo de Clarice Lispector,La hora de la estrellatermin de convencerme y ahora quiero quedarme a vivir all Parece un mundo ordinario, en donde vemos vivencias ordinarias de gente ordinaria, pero hay algo que no lo es la forma de contarlo Lispector toma un hecho y lo trata de adentro hacia afuera, de modo que uno se cruza con pensamientos ajenos, profund [...]

    16. Sempre tive um p atr s em rela o Clarice por conta de uma entrevista a que assisti O que me incomodava que ela n o se deixava ir muito a fundo Por mais objetiva que fosse a pergunta do jornalista, ela n o se despia daquela aura enigm tica, respondendo sempre de maneira obl qua O medo era encontrar nos livros muitas frases de efeito e pouco conte do Pura besteira A hora da estrela de uma sensibilidade rara O narrador estabelece uma rela o complexa com a personagem, repleta de dio, repulsa, depend [...]

    17. There are these deep sea vents They spew hot weird chemicals up from the middle of the earth and this whole ecosystem, all this life, has evolved all by itself down there It doesn t work like ours does, it doesn t use the sun for energy, it s off doing its own thing entirely I might be getting this wrong I m no scientistke this but with booksAnyway, but She s never read anything, said Clarice Lispector s first translator, Elizabeth Bishop She s the most non literary writer I ve ever knownI think [...]

    18. I know that women are not intrinsically weak, that they are not vulnerable than men I know that unhappiness is not gender specific, that both sexes can suffer equally, and yet something deep in my psyche tells me that a woman s sadness, her pain, is worse than a man s, that it is less acceptable or tolerable Philip Larkin once wrote that they fuck you up, your mum and dad, they may not mean to but they do, and I don t know if I would go that far, but if I had to trace these feelings back to any [...]

    19. 1986 translation by Giovanni Pontiero 4.5 Camp verbal high drama of the greatest sincerity see Susan Sontag s Notes on Camp re significance of sincerity transforms the potentially infuriating framing device of a fussy amateur writer, and the abject slum life of his main character, into quite glorious fireworks What a difference a translation makes Not for the first time of course, but somehow it took experience to remind me just how much I never could get into Robert Baldick s version of A Rebou [...]

    20. Someone is walking on my grave Lispector is MJ Nicholl s doppelganger I m sure he hasn t heard of her, which makes the similarities of exactness between aPostmodern Belch and The Hour eerie Not only do we have the narrator fooling around with three characters Macabea, Gloria and Olympico who are clearly facets of herself, but on page 57 we even have quiddidity apropos Macabaea need I say Its no secret Macabea is a loser , an anti heroine, an anonymous nonentity, wretched, ugly, sick and unfortu [...]

    21. A Lispector novel in its beaded moments of universality that nourishes both an aesthetic and philosophical search Economizing to contour itself within its battle with time, The Hour of the Star slides us alongside the hollowed cosmopolitan writer, Rodrigo S.M as he faces the tribulations of writing a novel that comes to him, arrives without his seeking, and a character that haunts beyond his control.His battle to remove himself by not adding qualifiers to his writing but to let the character hav [...]

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    23. So Mr Moser does the Lispector biography which I plan on reading soon as it arrives in my waiting hands, but then I read this bit here that Moser himself translated and he is making his comments of gushing praise for it saying that the book was the very first exposure he had to Lispector s genius and I am at the very same time finding myself getting a little bit sick to my stomach with all this loving on her, though I do realize she was beautiful in a Marlene Dietrich sort of way, and I also kno [...]

    24. So very strange A Brazillian feminist luminary writing through a somewhat pompous, depressive middle aged male narrator, himself penning obsessing over the merciless story of an sickly, impoverished typist who faces her station and inevitable fate with an odd acceptance somewhere between grace and lack of imagination So much is going on in its mere 90 pages that I m going to have to dive back in tomorrow when I m awake to let it sink in a bit fully.And one subway ride later On second pass, thi [...]

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