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The Right to Shout,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Hour of the Star- Novel (New Directions Paperbook) (Paperback)
Clarice Lispector is one of the finest writer of Brazilian Literature. The 'Hour of the Star' is the story of Macabea. Furthermore this is also the story of the narrator who is trying to tell the story of Macabea. The Narrator struggles to write the story of this 'Nordestina'. Macabea is the representation of the subclass, she is a typist who does know how to type, she irritates him because she does not make any effort to change. She is not aware of her situation. The narrator potentially could have changed the story or her situation, but he accepts her condition of no change and no progress. The 'Right to Shout' is just one of thirteen titles created by Lispector for 'The Hour of the Star'. Moreover the story is a question, musically told, to be re-read several times and once again.
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