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What do I WANT NOW? This Wednesday...(3)

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!

2 comments:

Suko September 28, 2009 at 11:51 AM  

Her life does sound fascinating, worth reading about. Thanks for presenting this book.

Julie October 5, 2009 at 11:19 PM  

Suko, You're very welcome. Thanks for coming by.

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