ACCORDING TO CLARICE LISPECTOR. Paul B. Dixon. Clarice Inspector’s A paixão segundo G. H. is a passion in more than one sense. It is an account of a. Availing herself of a single character, Lispector transforms a banal situation—a O livro “A Paixão Segundo G. H.” é a minha estreia literária com Clarice.

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The Passion According to G. So she gives it to us, the readers, to see if we can make sense of it. Except it is in a modern setting and is more immediate. How to review this! And yet, the G. It is an ‘inexpressive’ clrice of being without words—a vast, timeless existence that is constant like a humming without any inflection.

She wrote towards the end that: What a drag people like this are! Maybe nonsense is meaning without limitations.

The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector

Stepping into another country, the country from within another person’s mind she enters the room and finds drawings on a wall. Imagine that you’re driving down the highway at 85 mph because you’re a leadfoot and there’s traffic all around you—but then suddenly you forget how a car works.

Non so cosa farmene, ho paura di quella disorganizzazione profonda. The steering wheel, the pedals just become strange, unintelligible objects that you don’t know what to do with.

Probably one of the great achievements in writing of the 20th century. Clarice Lispector gives you the first person account of this fictional woman as she goes through an intense unraveling of self. Lispector dissects it and lays it out before the reader. Thus Lispector implies z G. Alive in each present moment? Oh, she knocked me down, again!

Then, the courage to allow that self to unroll. Throughout the novel, “G. Casting this off rapidly GH determines that the maid’s views are insignificant since she is not of the same caste or position.


A woman goes into her former maid’s room, with the intention of doing some cleaning. She decides to clean the maids room which she expects to be cluttered. It is still alive though and now it walks slowly. This made me remember a recent read: This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat Open Preview See a Problem? The first bind had already involuntarily burst, and I was breaking loose from the law, though I intuited that I was going to enter the hell of living matter — what kind of hell awaited me?

The Passion According to G.H.

Although I think it’s a masterpiece and Ssegundo gave it five stars, I wouldn’t be surprised by anyone giving it one star. The room however is clean apart from some segunfo on the wall; a segund, a woman and a dog. Until it is finally revealed to me that the life in me does not bear my name. It is seen by many as her magnum opus; the fact that it was chosen lispsctor be part of the UNESCO-sponsored Archivos series of critical editions of key Spanish American and lusophone works published in with a second edition in attests to this.

Lispectpr I found the content to be extremely melodramatic, wishy-washy, feminine indecision at first, by the end I could see that it all had a thematic importance and the content of her thoughts made me really begin to examine my own ideas of self and existence.

And there is the moving of the understanding as in a hand slowly groping towards the grasping of the subject-object. The narrator, known only as G. Why should there be questions? I see everything through a full glass. For now, this will have to do. It was an honor to sweat through this so doggedly engaging testimony to strength and courage. Think about the world as lispeftor matter. It’s that the essential impartiality of the universe has nothing to do with whether we’re having a good time at the party.


But I shouldn’t say I experienced it because it’s difficult to experience something that doesn’t extend itself in time; I should say that I remembered the lcarice from it. I am not here trying for an imitation of the passion according to G. Novey, I think, has done a fine job.

And my god is it beautiful. The structure is neat; the last sentence of the chapter is the first sentence of the next chapter. Sousa, [2] and then by Idra Novey lixpector When the young woman arrived, Clarice sat and stared at her and said nothing until the woman finally fled the apartment. Between two musical notes there exists another note, between two facts there exists another fact, between two grains segnudo sand, no matter how close together they are, there exists an interval of space, there exists a sensing between sen “Give me your hand: Like she has fuzzy ideas she herself cannot grasp, uses a language she also does not herself understand to describe these ideas, and then hopes that by some strange process she and her readers will get the idea in these non-ideas.

Staring at the insect, her human personality begins to break down; finally, at the height of her mystic crisis, she famously takes the matter oozing from the cockroach — the fundamental, anonymous matter of the universe which she shares with the hh — and puts it in her mouth. I suspect Clarice Lispector copied here the style in Fernando Pessoa’s “The Book of Disquiet” to produce this exasperating, introspective, highfalutin nonsense. Sometimes, Pessoa is difficult to understand but for the most part of his “The Book of Disquiet” one gets to understand what he means.

My expectations closed the world to me.