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Benjamin Moser's new book -- Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector -- is now available in the United States (Oxford University Press) (from an independent) (from Amazon) (from Barnes and Noble) (from Borders) and in the United Kingdom (Haus Publishing)

Why This World reviewed in the New York Times Book Review

Why This World chosen as one of Amazon.com's Best Books of the Month for August

Why This World selected as a New York Times Notable Book of 2009

Why This World chosen as a Los Angeles Times Favorite Nonfiction title of 2009

Why This World chosen as "Best of 2009" by Barnes and Noble

Why This World elected a Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009

Why This World chosen as a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Awards

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A biography worthy of its great subject ... One of the twentieth century's most mysterious writers is finally revealed in all her vibrant colors.

-- Orhan Pamuk


Clarice, em tradução brasileira da Cosac Naify

Clarice Lispector, Uma Vida, em tradução portuguesa pela Editora Civilização

Clique aqui para mais resenhas e matérias em língua portuguesa

Uma das escritoras mais misteriosas do século xx finalmente é revelada em suas cores mais vibrantes.

-- Orhan Pamuk


New Directions announces the new retranslation project of Clarice Lispector, beginning with Benjamin Moser's translation of The Hour of the Star

In 2012, four more titles, under Benjamin Moser's editorship, to be simultaneously published by Penguin Modern Classics in the United KingdomNear to the Wild Heart, The Passion According to GH, Água Viva, and A Breath of Life (Pulsations).