The Besieged City-9780241371374

The Besieged City

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She suddenly leaned toward the mirror and sought the love liest way to see herself'Lucrecia Neves is vain, unreflective, insolently superficial, almost mute. She may have no inner life at all. As she morphs from small-town girl to worldly wife of a rich man, and her small home town surrenders to the forces of progress, Lucrecia seeks perfection: to be an object, serene, smooth, beyond the burden of words or even thought itself.

A book that obsessed its author, The Besieged City is unlike any other work in Lispector's canon: a story of transformation, of what it means to see and to be seen.


Published 01/08/2019 (Penguin Classics) in United Kingdom as part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
Paperback | 224 pages