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Family Ties

(1960)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The silent rage that seizes a matriarch whose family is feting her eighty-ninth year.The tangle of emotions felt by a sophisticated young woman toward her elderly mother. An adolescent girl's obsessive fear of being looked at. The "giddying sense of compassion" that a blind man introduces into a young housewife's settled existence. Of such is made the world of Clarice Lispector, the Brazilian writer whose finest work is acknowledged to be her exquisitely crafted short stories. Here, in these thirteen of Lispector's most brilliantly conceived stories, mysterious and unexpected moments of crisis propel characters to self-discovery or keenly felt intuitions about the human condition. Her characters mirror states of mind. Alienated by their unsettling sense of life's absurdity, they seem at times absorbed in their interior lives and in the passions that dominate and usually defeat them.

Genre: General Fiction

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"Clarice Lispector reminds one of the best of Katherine Mansfield and Chekov, but her voice is uniquely her own." - Muriel Spark


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January 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Family Ties (Texas Pan American Series)
Author(s): Clarice Lispector
ISBN: 0-292-72448-9 / 978-0-292-72448-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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1972 : USA Paperback
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Title: Family Ties (Texas pan-American series)
Author(s): Clarice Lispector
ISBN: 0-292-72404-7 / 978-0-292-72404-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA