Check out two books to read now, selected by ARTE!Brasileiros for the “Unmissable” series.

Books to read now

By Tatiana Marotta

Clarice Lispector - All Tales
Organization by Benjamin Moser, Rocco, 654 pages

For the first time, all the short stories by the writer Clarice Lispector are gathered in a single book. The volume is edited by the American Benjamin Moser, author of Clarice, a Biography and promoter of the writer's work in the USA. Moser will be at this year's Flip, launching the book self-imperialism.


“And the masks? I was afraid, but it was a vital and necessary fear because it met my deepest suspicion that the human face was also a kind of mask.”


One of the greatest Brazilian writers, Clarice Lispector published her first book at the age of 23: Near of the Wild Heart. He also wrote, between short stories and novels, The Hour of the Star, popularized in film.

Empathy Exams
Leslie Jamison,  translation by Rosaura Eichenberg,  
Globo Books, 296 pages

Collection of the best essays by the writer. These are texts that mix autobiographical passages, reportage and philosophical insights. With a feminist focus, they address physical pain, violence and extreme deprivation.


“Empathy isn't just remembering to say it must be really hard – it's figuring out how to bring the difficulty to light so it can be noticed. Empathy is not just listening, it's asking the questions whose answers need to be heard. Empathy requires investigation as much as imagination.”


An assistant professor at Columbia University, Jamison is a columnist for the The New York Review of Books and collaborator of Harper's e The Believer, among other magazines.


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