Clarice lesson

In this video class, the critic José Miguel Wisnik traces parallel points among three important works by Lispector, pointing to a radicalization of the contact of being with matter.  

José Miguel Wisnik, professor of literature, essayist and critic, teaches the class “Clarice lesson” especially for the Clarice Lispector website. Divided into seven chapters, Wisnik reads and comments on excerpts from Family Ties, The Foreign Legion, The Passion According to G.H.¸ tracing parallel points among these titles and relating them to other works, such as The Devil to Pay in the Backlands, by João Guimarães Rosa, and Clarice Lispector’s biography. 

The Portuguese journalist Alexandra Lucas Coelho participates in the class with the reading of the story “Daydream and Drunkenness of a Young Lady”. 

“Clarice lesson” is an expanded recording from the conference given by José Miguel Wisnik during the first edition of the event Clarice’s Hour in 2011, at IMS Rio de Janeiro.