Original title: A hora da Estrela (1977)
Author: Clarice Lispector
Translators: Various, see different editions below

Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly and unloved. Yet telling her story is the narrator Rodrigo S.M., who tries to direct Macabéa’s fate but comes to realize that, for all her outward misery, she is inwardly free. Slyly subverting ideas of poverty, identity, love and the art of writing itself, Clarice Lispector’s audacious last novel is a haunting portrayal of innocence in a bad world. (Source: publisher)


The Hour of the Star_4_Clarice Lispector

Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Carcanet (May 1986)
Translator: Giovanni Pontiero
ISBN-10: 0856356263
ISBN-13: 978-0856356261
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The Hour of the Star_5_Clarice Lispector

Series: New Directions Paperbook (Book 733)
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: New Directions; Reissue edition (February 17, 1992)
Translator: Giovanni Pontiero
ISBN-10: 0811211908
ISBN-13: 978-0811211901
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The Hour of the Star_Clarice Lispector

Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd; New edition edition (14 Feb. 1992)
Translator: Giovanni Pontiero
ISBN-10: 0856359890
ISBN-13: 978-0856359897
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The Hour of the Star_3_Clarice Lispector

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: New Directions; 2nd Revised edition edition (19 Oct. 2012)
Translator: Benjamin Moser
Introduction by Colm Tóibín 
ISBN-10: 0811219496
ISBN-13: 978-0811219495
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The Hour of the Star_2_Clarice Lispector

Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classics (6 Feb. 2014)
Translator: Benjamin Moser
ISBN-10: 0141392037
ISBN-13: 978-0141392035
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