NPR stories about Agua Viva
Now that we've toured Tokyo, Bombay, Paris and the Pacific Northwest, let's travel to another planet entirely, courtesy of Clarice Lispector. Thanks to New Directions, we have fresh translations of a number of the late Brazilian novelist's books, including the unclassifiable (is it a memoir? Meditation? Ars poetica?) Agua Viva.
Lispector possesses Colette's sensuousness, her love of animals and tug toward mysticism — but with an eccentric, addictive prose style all her own.