Clarice Lispector Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

Clarice Lispector Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Most, but not all, of Clarice Lispector’sprotagonists are female, and the author is keenly aware of women’s problems and of the female side of the psyche. Her major works deal with internal guests. An occurrence in the protagonists’ lives causes them to move out of their daily routines and enter into new types of relationship with themselves and with the physical world. They live each moment intensely, as if every breath of existence is a major experience, tightly connected to the pulsating rhythm of life itself. The protagonist’s quest has no specific goal except to move forward, as in The Apple in the Dark: Still in his favor was the fact that he knew he should walk in a straight line because it would not be very...

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