[Lispector] left behind an astounding body of work that has no real corollary inside literature or outside it.

—Rachel Kushner, Bookforum

A new translation by Idra Novey

The Passion According to G.H.

Fiction by Clarice Lispector

Translated by Idra Novey

Edited by Benjamin Moser

Your Independent Bookstore Barnes & Noble

Paperback (published June 13, 2012)

ISBN
9780811219686
Price US
15.95
Price CN
17
Page Count
208

Ebook (published June 13, 2012)

ISBN
9780811220699
Price US
15.95

Clarice Lispector

20th-century Brazilian writer

[Lispector] left behind an astounding body of work that has no real corollary inside literature or outside it.

—Rachel Kushner, Bookforum

Her images dazzle even when her meaning is most obscure, and when she is writing of what she despises she is lucidity itself.

The Times Literary Supplement

Lispector’s prose is unforgettable… still startling by the end because of Lispector’s unsettling forcefulness.

The Boston Globe

It is Lispector’s attempt — successful, I would say — to sacralize one of the vilest quantities in the Western world.

—Scott Esposito, Barnes & Noble Review

Her novels, and G.H. in particular, are filled with a sense of longing and desperation – a yawning desire for meaning itself.

—Sarah Gerard, BOMB

Over time, I’ve come to admire and even love this novel. In fact, as soon as I slammed the book shut, my understanding of G.H.’s story began to take on an almost-corporeal reality.

—Emma Komlos-Hrobsky, Tin House