Download The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector PDF

By Clarice Lispector

Lispector’s so much surprising novel.

The ardour in keeping with G.H., Clarice Lispector’s mystical novel of 1964, matters a well-to-do Rio sculptress, G.H., who enters her maid’s room, sees a cockroach crawling out of the dresser, and, panicking, slams the door ―crushing the cockroach ―and then watches it die. on the finish of the unconventional, on the peak of a non secular challenge, comes the main well-known and such a lot surely surprising scene in Brazilian literature…

Lispector wrote that of all her works this novel was once the one who “best corresponded to her calls for as a writer.”

Show description

Read or Download The Passion According to G.H. PDF

Similar literary books

The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology

AGE OF REitfSON half I it's been my purpose, for a number of years previous, to submit my suggestions upon faith. i'm good conscious of the problems that attend the topic, and from that attention, had reserved it to a extra complicated interval of lifestyles. T meant it to be the final delivering I should still make to my fellow-citizens of all international locations, and that at a time whilst the purity of the rationale that brought about me to it, couldn't admit of a question, even through those that may perhaps disapprove the paintings.

The Pregnant Widow (Vintage International)

A riotous, bitingly humorous, and supremely smart novel from one in every of our such a lot designated voices within the English language.  The yr is 1970, and Keith Nearing, a twenty-year-old literature scholar, is spending his summer season holiday in a citadel on a mountainside in Italy. The Sexual Revolution is in full-swing—a ancient second of unheard of opportunity—and Keith and his buddies are instantly stuck up in its chaotic, ecstatic throes.

Extra info for The Passion According to G.H.

Example text

I shall have to raise my consciousness of life outside to so high a point that it would amount to a crime against my personal life. as for my prior profound morality, for me to discover that I am as crudely alive as that bare light that I learned of yesterday, as for that morality of mine, the harsh glory of being alive is horror itself. I lived before of a humanized world; did the simply alive destroy the morality that I had then? A world wholly alive has a Hellish power. A world wholly alive has a Hellish power.

A paradise that I don't want! During the time I'm writing and speaking, I'm going to have to pretend that someone is holding my hand. Oh, at least at the beginning . . only at the beginning. As soon as I can do without it, I'll go on alone. even if I can't picture your face and your eyes and your mouth. But even though it is cut off from a body, this hand doesn't scare me. Its creation comes from an idea of love such that it is as if the hand were really attached to a body, and if I don't see it it's because I am unable to love more.

My foresight closed the world to me. Until, for a few hours, I stopped. And, my God, I got what I didn't want. I had always imagined that discovery would be fertile and humid, like river valleys. I never thought it would be the immense disencounter that it was. Is my sacrifice for continuing to be human just forgetting? I shall now be able to recognize in the common faces of some people that. . that they have forgotten. And that they no longer know that they have forgotten what they have forgotten.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.75 of 5 – based on 28 votes