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Hour of the Star
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Clarice Lispector's audacious and haunting last novel, new to Penguin Modern Classics

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Clarice Lispector was a Brazilian novelist and short-story writer. Her innovation in fiction brought her international renown. She was born in the Ukraine in 1920, but in the aftermath of World War I and the Russian Civil War, the family fled to Romania and eventually Brazil. She published her first novel, Near to the Wildheart, in 1943 when she was just twenty-three, and the next year was awarded the Gra a Aranha Prize for the best first novel. She died in 1977, shortly after the publication of her final novel, The Hour of the Star.

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Her last and perhaps greatest novel -- Barbara Mujica * Americas *
Her finest book * The Nation *
Her searing last novel ... mesmerizing * Vogue *

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