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Água Viva by Clarice Lispector

hmak's review against another edition

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5.0

Just wonderful

introvertisa's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring mysterious reflective relaxing sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

@deus, muito obrigada por me ter feito brasileira falante de português brasileiro tal qual clarice amém 

listensandy's review against another edition

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emotional mysterious reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.5

fional's review against another edition

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  • Plot- or character-driven? Character

4.75

333jamie's review against another edition

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  • Loveable characters? Yes

5.0

First read this in the pandemic. Here I am four years later reading aloud the words of Miss Lispector understanding her in a deeper way both because of experience and due to learning the language this was initially written in. Something about a woman reminding me that I am not guilty will always free me. 

fake_plastic_trees's review against another edition

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challenging reflective slow-paced

4.0

ale_miki88's review against another edition

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slow-paced

2.25

annietate's review against another edition

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4.0

My second Clarice Lispector experience ! I think it’s hard to top The Woman Who Killed The Fish for me - so fun and playful. That book felt a little more grounded in space and time but Agua Viva was an interesting ride through all of the emotions and thoughts Lispector was having while writing a letter to a lover. My favorite part were the pages where she was listing flowers and the attributes she associates with each. I like the way that Lispector writes and I’m excited to explore more of her work.

jjfranz77's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional inspiring mysterious reflective fast-paced

5.0

oxdubs's review against another edition

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In under 100 pages, Clarice captures from a peripheral vantage what it takes philosophers and mystics many volumes to approach.