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Passionate Fictions

Gender, Narrative, and Violence in Clarice Lispector

1994
Author:

Marta Peixoto

Passionate Fictions

Passionate Fictions is the first critical book on Lispector in English. Peixoto offers a brilliant analysis of the articulation of gender, narrative, and violence in representative moments of Lispector’s fiction. Carefully crafted and elegantly written, the book is a significant contribution to feminist scholarship of Latin American women’s writing.”
-- Doris Sommer, Harvard University

Passionate Fictions

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

Passionate Fictions

Passionate Fictions is the first critical book on Lispector in English. Peixoto offers a brilliant analysis of the articulation of gender, narrative, and violence in representative moments of Lispector’s fiction. Carefully crafted and elegantly written, the book is a significant contribution to feminist scholarship of Latin American women’s writing.”
-- Doris Sommer, Harvard University

Passionate Fictions will be of interest to feminist critics of women’s writing who have only little familiarity with Lispector’s writings and who are looking for a point of entry to them, as well as to readers of Lispector who will gain rich insights into the complexities of her fictions through Peixoto’s detailed and insightful readings. Peixoto’s writing is elegant, articulate, and lucid; her use of theory is to the point and unobtrusive; and her analyses make Lispector’s text come alive for the reader. I recommend this book with enthusiasm.”
-- Marianne Hirsch, Dartmouth College