Paul Sahre — “The Complete Stories” by Clarice Lispector

Clarice Lispector was born in 1920 to a Jewish family in western Ukraine and, as a result of the anti-Semitic violence that they endured, the family fled to Brazil in 1922. After her mother’s death, she moved to Rio de Janeiro and went on to study law. With her diplomat husband, she lived in Italy, Switzerland, England, and the United States, until they separated and she returned to Rio in 1959. Lispector was very sharp, and has been called “one of the hidden geniuses of the twentieth century”. She died in 1977 and has since earned universal recognition as one of Brazil’s greatest modern writers.

The Complete Stories features five of Lispector’s novels—for the first time in English—telling stories that range from teenagers coming into awareness of their sexual and artistic powers, to elderly folks who don’t know what to do with themselves.

The book cover, created by NYC—based Paul Sahre, is captivating and beautifully minimalist in an almost provocative way.