The Besieged City Paperback / softback
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
'One of the hidden geniuses of the twentieth century' Colm Toibin'She suddenly leaned toward the mirror and sought the love-liest way to see herself'Lucrecia Neves is vain, unreflective, insolently superficial, almost mute.
She may have no inner life at all. As she morphs from small-town girl to worldly wife of a rich man, and her small home town surrenders to the forces of progress, Lucrecia seeks perfection: to be an object, serene, smooth, beyond the burden of words or even thought itself.
A book that obsessed its author, The Besieged City is unlike any other work in Lispector's canon: a story of transformation, of what it means to see and to be seen.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/08/2019
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241371374