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The Besieged City, Paperback / softback Book

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:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780241371374



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