The Foreign Legion (Paperback)

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By Clarice Lispector, Giovanni Pontiero (Translated by)
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"A radiant beauty of a writer."—The Los Angeles Times

The Foreign Legion is a collection in two parts, gathering both stories and chronicles, and it offers wonderful evidence of Clarice Lispector's unique sensibility and range as an exponent of experimental prose. It opens with thirteen stories and the second part of the book presents her newspaper crĂ´nicas, which Lispector said she retrieved from a bottom drawer.

About the Author

Clarice Lispector (1920–1977), the greatest Brazilian writer of the twentieth century, has been called “astounding” (Rachel Kushner), “a penetrating genius” (Donna Seaman, Booklist), and “one of the twentieth century’s most mysterious writers” (Orhan Pamuk).

Giovanni Pontiero (1932–1996) was the ablest translator of twentieth century literature in Portuguese and one of its most ardent advocates. He was the principal translator into English of the works of José Saramago and was awarded the Teixeira-Gomes Prize for his translation of The Gospel According to Jesus Christ.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811211895
ISBN-10: 0811211894
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: February 17th, 1992
Pages: 220
Language: English
Series: New Directions Paperbook