Passionate Fictions: Gender, Narrative, and Violence in Clarice Lispector

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U of Minnesota Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 116 pages

Passionate Fictions was first published in 1994. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

"Clarice Lispector is the premiere Latin American woman prose writer of this century," Suzanne Ruta noted in the New York Times Book Review, "but because she is a woman and a Brazilian, she has remained virtually unknown in the United States." Passionate Fictions provides American readers with a critical introduction to this remarkable writer and offers those who already know Lispector's fiction a deeper understanding of its complex workings.

 

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Contents

The Young Artist and the Snares of Gender
1
Female Power in Family Ties
24
The Nurturing Text in Helene Cixous and Clarice Lispector
39
Fiction and Autobiography
60
Rape and Textual Violence
82
The Violence of a Heart
100
Bibliography
109
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About the author (1994)

Marta Peixoto is an Associate Professor of Spanish at New York University.

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