Água Viva

Água Viva

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A meditation on the nature of life and time, Água Viva (1973) shows Lispector discovering a new means of writing about herself, more deeply transforming her individual experience into a universal poetry. In a body of work as emotionally powerful, fo...

Title:Água Viva
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780811219907
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    Água Viva Reviews

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”I know that my gaze must be that of a primitive person surrendered completely to the world, primitive like the gods who only allow the broad strokes of good and evil and don’t want to know about ...

  • Vit Babenco

    Água Viva – Living Water – in the Russian fairytales living water is a magical substance that heals any wounds and resurrects killed warriors so the story is written to revive our ability to thin...

  • Gaurav

    I lose the identity of the world inside myself and exist without guarantees. I achieve whatever is achievable but I live the unachievable and the meaning of me and the world and you isn't obvious. It...

  • Steven Godin

    "A fantastical world surrounds me and is me. I hear the mad song of a little bird and crush butterflies between my fingers. I'm a fruit eaten away by a worm. And I await the orgasmic apocalypse. A dis...

  • Bjorn

    Before you read this review: go find a version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and put it on. (I'm sure you have it someplace. John Cale's version is recommended, but just about anyone will do.)Back? ...

  • Kris

    In this short book composed of fragments, Clarice Lispector seeks to create a language to capture the instances that comprise a life. It's a book about dissolving boundaries. Lispector looks to painti...

  • Lee Klein

    Beguiling improvised abstractions about consciousness via short paragraphs about mirrors, flowers, horses, writing, being, painting perfume in the air, beatitude, joy, grace, how cats never laugh, alw...

  • Vicky

    Totally thin and plotless and long and tedious and it is the hardest Clarice Lispector book I've read so far but I still l-o-v-e it, especially when she gives me such warm closure at the end. How does...

  • Atri

    Água Viva was an exhilarating and unique experience. The metaphysical ruminations are replete with exquisite synaesthetic, lyrical imagery. Lispector delves into the layers of subjectivity and unveil...

  • Nicole

    I think I am just not the right reader for Clarice Lispector. It's my second go at her, and while I can see, intellectually, the point of writing like this, I just fundamentally do not enjoy reading h...