The Hour of the Star - Penguin Modern Classics


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Publisher's Synopsis

Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly and unloved. Yet telling her story is the narrator Rodrigo S.M., who tries to direct Macabéa's fate but comes to realize that, for all her outward misery, she is inwardly free. Slyly subverting ideas of poverty, identity, love and the art of writing itself, Clarice Lispector's audacious last novel is a haunting portrayal of innocence in a bad world.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141392035
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 869.342
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3744
Number of pages: xiv, 81
Weight: 80g
Height: 198mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 6mm