A Breath of Life

A Breath of Life Pulsation - Penguin Modern Classics

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A Breath of Life is Clarice Lispector's final novel, 'written in agony', which she did not live to see published. Sensual and mysterious, it is a mystical dialogue between a god-like author and the creation he breathes life into: the speaking, shifting, indefinable Angela Pralini. As he has created Angela, so, eventually, he must let her die, for life is merely 'a kind of madness that death makes.' This is a unique, elegiac meditation on the creation of life, and of art.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141197371
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 869.342
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 167
Weight: 148g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 11mm