Monday, May 26, 2008

Clarice Lispector

I am a huge fan of Clarice Lispector (the link takes you to a piece by Anderson Tepper in Nextbook) and it's hard to know where to begin, but this entry from her series of newspaper columns is pretty good, and it's from today, thirty-five years ago:

More Than Simple Word-Play

What I feel, I do not put into action. What I put into action, I do not think. What I think, I do not feel. I am unaware of what I know. I am not unaware of what I feel. I do not understand myself yet behave as if I had no difficulty in doing so.

- Clarice Lispector
in Selected Crônicas, trans. Giovanni Pontiero, NY: New Directions, 1996 (211)
original publication date 5/26/73

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