Água viva by Clarice Lispector

Água viva

Clarice Lispector with Stefan Tobler (Translator)

88 pages first pub 1973 (editions)

fiction literary dark reflective slow-paced

Description

A meditation on the nature of life and time, Água Viva (1973) shows Lispector discovering a new means of writing about herself, more deeply transforming her individual experience into a universal poetry. In a body of work as emotionally powerful, ...

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Moods

reflective 94%
challenging 61%
emotional 37%
inspiring 31%
mysterious 29%
dark 22%
hopeful 12%
relaxing 7%
sad 7%
adventurous 5%
tense 5%
lighthearted 3%
funny 1%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 50%
medium 28%
fast 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

N/A: 54% | Character: 38% | A mix: 5% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

N/A: 49% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 13% | Yes: 5%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 48% | It's complicated: 22% | Yes: 22% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 60% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 37% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 8%

Average rating

4.27

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