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By Clarice Lispector
Narrated By Rebecca Morris
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
Release Date: 1-03-2018


The Passion According to G.H., Clarice Lispector’s mystical novel of 1964, concerns a well-to-do Rio sculptress, G.H., who enters her maid’s room, sees a cockroach crawling out of the wardrobe, and, panicking, slams the door — crushing the cockroach — and then watches it die. At the end of the novel, at the height of a spiritual crisis, comes the most famous and most genuinely shocking scene in brazilian literature…

The Passion According to gh



"Over time, I’ve come to admire and even love this novel. In fact, as soon as I slammed the book shut, my understanding of G.H.’s story began to take on an almost-corporeal reality."

—Emma Komlos-Hrobsky, Tin House

“Her images dazzle even when her meaning is most obscure, and when she is writing of what she despises she is lucidity itself.”
The Times Literary Supplement

“Lispector is one of the hidden geniuses of twentieth century literature, in the same league as Flann O’Brien, Borges and Pessoa… utterly original and brilliant, haunting and disturbing.”
Colm Tóibín

“A truly remarkable writer.”
Jonathan Franzen

“It is jarring and yet restorative to read a writer whose focus is so private, internal.”
Boston Globe

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