Too Much of Life, by Clarice Lispector

Staff Pick

The continuing translation of Clarice Lispector's oeuvre into English reaches new heights with the release of her complete crónicas--essays--which appeared in a Brazilian newspaper at the peak of her career between 1967 and 1973. These short nonfiction pieces complement Lispector’s brilliant novels and short stories, bringing her trademark passion and flair for observation to a range of topics. Her readers already know her as a writer granted special access to humanity’s inner workings, and this collection only deepens our admiration for her powers. 

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ISBN: 9780811226790
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Published: New Directions - September 27th, 2022

How to Read Now, by Elaine Castillo

Staff Pick

Castillo follows her acclaimed novel, America Is Not The Heart, with these timely and powerful essays on the morality and necessity of reading. Couched under the overarching theme of reading as a moral act--something which many readers fail to consider, distracted by the sheer performative nature of reading and/or the blind worship of the canon--these pieces are peppered with Castillo's biting humor and profound observations, which together constitute a blueprint for how we can become better readers, in several senses of that term.


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ISBN: 9780593489635
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Published: Viking - July 26th, 2022

A Horse at Night, by Amina Cain

Staff Pick

Cain follows her wonderful novel, Indelicacy, with a nonfictional look at what it means to live as a writer. As she grapples with the myriad challenges of being a literary artist, she offers meditations on craft that probe some of the biggest questions we ask of literature, and draws up a kind of blueprint for merging the writing and the life. Indeed, readers will relish the many fine moments warmly presented here.



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ISBN: 9781948980135
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Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - October 11th, 2022