Yes, I realize I'm one day late with this post but I'll let you know what I wanted yesterday (Weds.) anyway. Keep in mind, I'm just dreaming about books...as usual.
Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector
by Benjamin Moser
I haven't read anything by Clarice Lispector but I think I would like to now. I hadn't even heard of her until I saw this book which intrigues me. It's about 500 pages and I read non-fiction in bits and pieces usually so that's why I find it helpful if I could own this. That's why I chose it for "I want it now.." Clarice seems like a women who has lived quite an amazing life, overcome numerous challenges and is known as Brazil's greatest female author. I think this would be a fascinating read. I'm so curious simply by the synopsis of it which you can read here at Amazon. I think this one line from the review is telling of what seems like the makings of a great non-fiction read:
That rare person who looked like Marlene Dietrich and wrote like Virginia Woolf, Clarice Lispector is one of the most popular but least understood of Latin American writers.From that, I think her life sounds incredible!