Katrina Dodson

Katrina Dodson

Katrina Dodson’s translation of the Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector was awarded the 2016 PEN Translation Prize, the Lewis Galantière Award, and a Northern California Book Award. She is currently translating the Brazilian modernist classic Macunaíma: the Hero Without a Character for New Directions and adapting her Lispector translation journal into a book. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

The Complete Stories

Fiction by Clarice Lispector

Translated from the Portuguese by Katrina Dodson

With a contribution by Benjamin Moser

Here, gathered in one volume, are the stories that made Clarice a Brazilian legend. Originally a cloth edition of eighty-six stories, now we have eighty-nine in all, covering her whole amazing career, from her teenage years to her deathbed. In these pages, we meet teenagers becoming aware of their sexual and artistic powers, humdrum housewives whose lives are shattered by unexpected epiphanies, old people who don’t know what to do with themselves— and in their stories, Clarice takes us through their lives—and hers—and ours.…
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