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                                                                                                      CLARICE LISPECTOR
                                                                                                    Spinning the Webs of Passion

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                                                                                         Maria José Somerlate Barbosa

                                                                                                       (University of Iowa)

By demonstrating how Clarice Lispector's subversion of authority and authorship empowers language to combat discourses that seek to dominate and corrode women's power as authors and as subjects within Brazilian culture, Maria José Somerlate Barbosa has effectively returned Lispector's voice to Brazil.

The Author

Maria José Somerlate Barbosa received a Ph. D. in Romance Languages (Luso-Brazilian Literature) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990. While Barbosa's research has concentrated on Clarice Lispector's texts, she has also published in the United States and in Brazil about the literature of Machado de Assis, Adélia Prado, João Cabral de Melo Neto, Roberto Drummond, Jorge de Andrade, Monteiro Lobato, Jorge Amado, Lya Luft, Nélida Piñon, Helena Parente Cunha, Adão Ventura, Laurence Sterne and John Barth. After teaching some years at the University of Arizona, Maria José Somerlate Barbosa has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa since 1998.  Her second book, Clarice Lispector: Mutações Cintilantes/Sparkling Mutations, has been recently published.

(2000) 2nd Edition. 123 pages
ISBN 1-889431-14-1

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