The book A Paixão Segundo G.H. (Passion according to G.H.), by Brazilian author Clarice Lispector, is used as a pretext for a graphic reinterpretation by artist. A paixao segundo G.H: Romance (Portuguese Edition): Clarice Lispector: Books – The Passion According to G.H., Clarice Lispector’s mystical novel of , concerns a well-to-do Rio sculptress, G.H., who enters her mai.

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If approached from an existentialist mindset this kind of thing may awaken the passions of the authentic self struggling against substance.

That’s it–that’s all I can say for now. I did think it was beautiful. Why do I exist? I state this as a matter-of-fact, showing that I really did not sdgundo it. I did something I normally try to avoid: Sad to say, though, I think I’m growing out of meandering existential crises — as beautiful as they may be — or, at least I am when they spend a bit too much time taking themselves a bit paizao seriously.

The Passion According to G.H. – Wikipedia

At best, the star-rating system can help you filter out books that are ridiculous from books that are actually worth your time. She wants to scream, but she knows it is already too late: Apr 12, Saba R. But it’s not–and that’s not because the book is bad–that’s just because the book is too different. Are all the strange things she’s describing after “she woke up” to reality true? Since how could I speak without the word lying for me?

Like most of her works, The Passion According to G. Injured in an accident inshe spent the last decade of her life in frequent pain, steadily writing and publishing novels and stories until her premature death in It is nowhere near as effortless for me as she makes it seem, to output this sort of continuous stream of “garrulous dream logic.


I mean, yeah, sure, you should be really engaged, because the writing and the subject-matter deals with something really innate and familiar in all of us. Maybe this book is about the deconstruction of you, the human. Daquilo a que na verdade apenas chamo, mas sem saber-lhe o nome.

Acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories, she was also a journalist. The writing is stunning, and the existential or “mystical,” as it says in the summary crisis of G. It’s quite modernist, sp Based on the first 70 pages or so, I would have given this beautiful book at least 4 stars.

Is this book really “a commendable work of genius”? Actually, I find the whole star-rating system on Goodreads to be significantly inaccurate in recommending to me brilliant, truly 5-star worthy whatever that means? Additionally, the narrator is only referred to as ‘I’, and remains undefined even towards the end of the book.

A very difficult book to rate, but essentially one extended, phantasmagorical, psychological, and philosophical exploration between the self and non-self. I would sacrifice my body to my own muteness, becoming worse and worse than myself, less and less than being, a mother-spirit relieving the immediate, the present, to her children. Open Preview See a Problem?

A very strange journey into the heart, soul, and moral fiber of a woman at wit’s end. Also, the author Lispector definitely plays around a lot with words in extremely unconventional ways, but she also paradoxically uses that unconventionality to demonstrate how weak and useless words can be in describing existence itself, as well as some of life’s most fundamental elements, such as love.

Want to Read saving…. The family moved to Rio de Janeiro when she was in her teens.

A Paixão Segundo G.H

It makes you think about stuff–literally. Books that are 2 stars or under usually have something glaringly wrong with them, or in the rare cases, have some seegundo ideas but also terrible ideas that make me or someone not want to give the book more than 2 stars. Terrified by the cockroach she sees emerging, she slams the door shut, severing the cockroach in its centre, and sees the still-living animal’s entrails beginning to ooze out.


Not like the vacuum of space, or an object’s non-existence. Pondering the inscrutable drawing, she realizes that the black maid, whose name she has forgotten, and whose face she has trouble calling to mind, had hated her.

In the maid’s room, G.

But it was amazing! In which I cannot hide, for there is no “inside,” and my nakedness would absorb my entir “My temptation is toward the irredeemable, for it is through redemption one’s identity is revealed.

A paixao segundo G.H.: Agencia Literaria Carmen Balcells

Imagine taking that first, frightening breath of air in that disturbingly inexplicable and yet terrifyingly familiar world. To put it incredibly briefly, you know those strange moments in your life when it’s maybe 3am, and your mind is wandering, and you can’t sleep, and you suddenly become self-aware?

Long periods of stream-of-consciousness philosophical musing are interspersed with brief moments of snapping back to Clarice Lispector’s The Passion According to G. Born to a Jewish family in Podolia in Western Ukraine, she was brought to Brazil as an infant, amidst the disasters engulfing her native land following the First World War.