Paulo Gurgel Valente

Paulo Gurgel Valente

Paulo Gurgel Valente, Clarice Lispector’s son, was born in Washington, DC, in 1953, while his father was stationed in the Brazilian embassy. He has published books on economics and finance.

The Hour of the Star

Fiction by Clarice Lispector

Translated from the Portuguese by Benjamin Moser

With a contribution by Paulo Gurgel Valente Colm Tóibín

The devastating final work by Brazil’s greatest modern writer, The Hour of the Star tells the haunting tale of Macabéa—a typist who lives in the slums of Rio—underfed, sickly, and unloved, yet inwardly free.
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