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The Resource The besieged city, Clarice Lispector ; translated from the Portuguese by Johnny Lorenz ; introduction by Benjamin Moser ; edited by Benjamin Moser

The besieged city, Clarice Lispector ; translated from the Portuguese by Johnny Lorenz ; introduction by Benjamin Moser ; edited by Benjamin Moser

Label
The besieged city
Title
The besieged city
Statement of responsibility
Clarice Lispector ; translated from the Portuguese by Johnny Lorenz ; introduction by Benjamin Moser ; edited by Benjamin Moser
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
Lucrâecia Neves is ready to marry. Her suitorssoldierly Felipe, pensive Perseu, dependable Mateusare attracted to her tawdry not-quite-beauty, which is of a piece with Säao Geraldo, the rough-and-ready township she inhabits. Civilization is on its way to this place, where wild horses still roam. As Lucrâecia is tamed by marriage, Säao Geraldo gradually expels its horses; and as the town strives for the highest attainment it can conceivea viaductit takes on the progressively more metropolitan manners that Lucrâecia, with her vulgar ambitions, desires too. Yet it is precisely through this womans superficialityher identification with the porcelain knickknacks in her mothers parlorthat Clarice Lispector creates a profound and enigmatic meditation on (3z(Bthe mystery of the thing.(3y(B
Member of
Summary
Unlike any of her other novels, this story from a noted Brazilian writer is about simply seeing the eternal world as it follows a heroine free of the burden of thought as she marries a rich man, travels the globe and lives happily ever after
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10776786
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lispector, Clarice
Dewey number
869.3/42
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ9697.L585
LC item number
C513 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lorenz, Johnny
  • Moser, Benjamin
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True
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  • Women
  • Brazil
Target audience
adult
Label
The besieged city, Clarice Lispector ; translated from the Portuguese by Johnny Lorenz ; introduction by Benjamin Moser ; edited by Benjamin Moser
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as A Cidade Sitiada in 1949
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The exposed treasure
  • The corn in the field
  • The first deserters
  • End of the construction: the viaduct
  • The hill in the pasture
  • The citizen
  • The hunt
  • The public statue
  • In the garden
  • Sketch of the city
  • The alliance with the outsider
  • The betrayal
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 213 pages
Isbn
9780811226714
Lccn
2018046582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042355522
Label
The besieged city, Clarice Lispector ; translated from the Portuguese by Johnny Lorenz ; introduction by Benjamin Moser ; edited by Benjamin Moser
Publication
Note
Originally published as A Cidade Sitiada in 1949
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The exposed treasure
  • The corn in the field
  • The first deserters
  • End of the construction: the viaduct
  • The hill in the pasture
  • The citizen
  • The hunt
  • The public statue
  • In the garden
  • Sketch of the city
  • The alliance with the outsider
  • The betrayal
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 213 pages
Isbn
9780811226714
Lccn
2018046582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042355522

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