Skip to content
cover image for

Clarice Lispector had a diamond-hard intelligence, a visionary instinct, and a sense of humor that veered from naïf wonder to wicked comedy.

Rachel Kushner

Clarice Lispector's Complete Stories, 86 in all, are an epiphany, among the important books of this–or any–year.

The Complete Stories

Fiction by Clarice Lispector

translated by Katrina Dodson
with a contribution by Benjamin Moser

The recent publication by New Directions of five Lispector novels revealed to legions of new readers her darkness and dazzle. Now, for the first time in English, are all the stories that made her a Brazilian legend: from teenagers coming into awareness of their sexual and artistic powers, to humdrum housewives whose lives are shattered by unexpected epiphanies, to old people who don’t know what to do with themselves. Clarice’s stories take us through their lives—and ours.

From one of the greatest modern writers, these eighty-six stories, gathered from the nine collections published during Clarice LIspector’s lifetime, follow her from her teens to her deathbed.

published August 4th, 2015
related articles