New Book Examines Works of a Master of Brazilian Literature

Clarice Lispector: From Brazil to the World will be published as part of the Purdue Studies in Romance Literature (PSRL) series on April 15, 2024. PSRL publishes books on topics of literary importance that make a significant contribution to Romance scholarship. Books in the series are evaluated, edited, and prepared by the School of Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University and cover a wide range of topics and deal with topics in French, Italian, Luso-Brazilian, Spanish, and Spanish American literatures.

About the Book

Clarice Lispector: From Brazil to the World explains why the Brazilian master was so transformative of modern Brazilian literature and why she has become such a celebrity in the world literature arena. This book also shows why Lispector is not one writer, as many think, but many writers. By offering close readings of her novels, stories, and nonfiction pieces, Earl E. Fitz shows the diverse sides of her literary world. Chapters cover Lispector’s devotion to language and its connection to identity; her political engagement; and her humor, eroticism, and struggle with the concept of God. The last chapter seeks to explain why this most singular of modern Brazilian writers commands such a passionate global following.

If you’d like more information, check out “The Many Voices of Clarice Lispector: A Q & A with author Earl Fitz”.

About the Author

Earl E. Fitz is a professor of Portuguese, Spanish, and comparative literature at Vanderbilt University, where he currently teaches classes on Brazilian and Spanish American literature, on inter-American literature, and on translation. He is the author of Sexuality and Being in the Poststructural Universe of Clarice Lispector.

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