The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector

"The Hour of the Star" is a poignant narrative that explores the life of Macabéa, a poor, unattractive, and naive typist living in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. The story is narrated by Rodrigo S.M., a sophisticated writer who struggles with how to accurately portray Macabéa's simple existence and her tragic fate. The novel delves into themes of identity, poverty, and the human condition, presenting a stark contrast between the lives of the rich and the poor, the educated and the ignorant, and the beautiful and the plain.

The 584th greatest book of all time


Published
1977
Nationality
Brazilian
Type
Fiction
Pages
80-96
Words
23,000
Original Language
Portuguese

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