Original title: A paixão segundo G.H. (1964)
Author: Clarice Lispector
Translators: Various, see different editions below

The Passion According to G.H. is a novel that somehow feels like a series of short stories, for each chapter starts with a sentence that gives it a theme. The overall theme is the same as in the compilations The Foreign Legion and Family Ties; getting to the bottom of the drawer, coming to an understanding of oneself and the essence of life, embodied, essentially and symbolically, in the notions of love, honesty, truth. In The Passion According to G.H. a woman is questioned existentially about her life but the questions find no answers. It speaks of the self-discovery of a human being, in this case the almost anonymous G.H., as she questions, criticises and wonders. It examines the processes G.H. goes through to arrive at a greater understanding of what her life is about, of what life is about. (This is an excerpt of a review by Marina Coriolano-Lykourezos, at Babel Guide to Brazilian Fiction, Boulevard Books, 2001)


The Passion According to GH_2_Clarice Lispector

Paperback: 182 pages
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (15 Sept. 1988)
Translator: Ronald W Sousa
ISBN-10: 0816617120
ISBN-13: 978-0816617128
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 Paperback: 220 pages
 Publisher: New Directions, 2012
 Translator: Idra Novey
 Edited by Benjamin Moser
 ISBN 10: 0811219682
 ISBN 13: 9780811219686
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Passion According to GH_Clarice Lispector

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classics (6 Feb. 2014)
Translator: Idra Novey
ISBN-10: 0141197358
ISBN-13: 978-0141197357
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