do you start
at the beginning,
if things happen
before they happen?
has an actual plot.
It would be the history of the bark of a tree and not of the tree. A bunch of facts that only the senses would explain.
The oblique life is very intimate. I shall say no more about this intimacy so as not to harm thinking-feeling with dry words. To leave the obliqueness in its own uninhibited independence.
What does Clarice whisper in your ears?
AND I LIVE TO THE SIDE—A PLACE WHERE THE CENTRAL LIGHT DOESN’T BURN ME. AND I SPEAK QUIETLY SO THAT EARS HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION AND HEAR ME.
I KNOW ONE THING THOUGH: MY PATH IS NOT ME, IT IS THE OTHER, IT IS OTHERS. WHEN I CAN FULLY FEEL THE OTHER I WILL BE SAVED AND I'LL THINK: I HAVE REACHED MY SAFE HAVEN.
A very special present came from the iconic Chico Buarque: a video specially made for Clarice’s centennial, in which the Brazilian writer and musician reads passages from As águas do mundo/The Waters of the World (with captions in English and Spanish).
On Clarice Lispector’s 100th birthday, Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri honored Clarice with a keynote titled “A Five-Pointed Star for Clarice”, during the event Clarice Lispector, 100 Years: A Tribute to Her Life and Work.