Translating Clarice Lispector: Seattle

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Translating Clarice Lispector: Seattle
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Please join Katrina Dodson, translator of THE COMPLETE STORIES, by Clarice Lispector, at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle as she reads from the recent collection and discusses the process of translating four decades of work by one of Brazil's greatest authors. Named one of the New York Times Notable Books of 2015 and longlisted for a PEN Translation Prize, The Complete Stories was one of the great publishing stories of 2015. This event is free & open to the public. More info here:

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"The Complete Stories is a dangerous book to read quickly or casually because it's so consistently delirious. Sentence by sentence, page by page, Lispector is exhilaratingly, arrestingly strange."—Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times

"Clarice Lispector had a diamond-hard intelligence, a visionary instinct, and a sense of humor that veered from a naif wonder to wicked comedy."--Rachel Kushner

"Lispector reads with lively intelligence and is terrifically funny. Language, for her, was the self's light."--Lorrie Moore

"The Complete Stories is bound to become a kind of bedside Bible or I Ching for readers of Lispector, both old and new." --Valeria Luiselli

The recent publication by New Directions of five Lispector novels revealed to legions of new readers her darkness and dazzle. Now, for the first time in English, are all the stories that made her a Brazilian legend: from teenagers coming into awareness of their sexual and artistic powers to humdrum housewives whose lives are shattered by unexpected epiphanies to old people who don t know what to do with themselves. Clarice's stories take us through their lives and ours.

Katrina Dodson is a translator living in San Francisco. Her writing and translations have appeared in Granta, McSweeney's, and Two Lines. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.
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By: New Directions