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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (April 18 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199895821
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199895823
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 3.6 x 14.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 662 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #237,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is rich biographical material that gets only richer as Mr. Moser, a translator and a book critic for Harper's Magazine, begins to unpeel the layers of her complicated life. " --The New York Times

"A smart, passionate portrait of a truly remarkable writer. Lispector is a great subject, and Moser is the perfect biographer for her." --Jonathan Franzen

About the Author

Benjamin Moser is a contributing editor at Harper's Magazine and a contributor to the New York Review of Books and Conde Nast Traveler. His translation of The Hour of the Star inaugurated New Directions' Clarice Lispector series, of which he is the Editor. He lives in the Netherlands.


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