A Cup of Rage

Fiction by Raduan Nassar

Translated from the Portuguese by Stefan Tobler

A pair of lovers—a young female journalist and an older man who owns an isolated farm in Brazil—spend the night together. The next day they proceed to destroy each other. Amid vitriolic insults and scorching cruelty, their sexual adventure turns into a savage power game between two warring egos. This intense, erotic masterpiece—written by one of Brazil’s most highly regarded modernists—explores alienation, arrogance, machismo meltdown, the desire to dominate, and the wish to be dominated.…
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Água Viva

Fiction by Clarice Lispector

Translated from the Portuguese by Stefan Tobler

Edited by Benjamin Moser

A meditation on the nature of life and time, Água Viva (1973) shows Lispector discovering a new means of writing about herself, more deeply transforming her individual experience into a universal poetry. In a body of work as emotionally powerful, formally innovative, and philosophically profound as Clarice Lispector’s, Água Viva stands out as a particular triumph.
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Apprenticeship, or The Book of Pleasures

Fiction by Clarice Lispector

Translated from the Portuguese by Stefan Tobler

What to make of a writer who follows the metaphysical heights of her great The Passion According to GH with a book that looks suspiciously like a romance novel? In Apprenticeship, or The Book of Pleasures, Clarice Lispector tries to discover how to even try to bridge the gap between people. A woman struggles to emerge from solitude and sadness into love, including sexual love: her guide on this journey is Ulisses, who (yes) leads her patiently into the fullness of life.…
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