Librandi, Marília. Writing by Ear: Clarice Lispector and the Aural Novel. U of Toronto P, 2018.

Mariela Méndez

Abstract


Writing by Ear, despite its subtitle, is not merely a book about the presence of aurality in Clarice Lispector’s fiction. Marília Librandi’s book closely listens to Lispector’s fiction to find the resonances and reverberations of a mode of writing that informs a large part of Brazilian literature of the modern period. There is a “listening in writing,” the author argues, and she offers three interrelated concepts—“writing by ear,” “aural novel,” and “echopoetics”—to help the reader follow her auditory journey through Lispector’s life and writing.

Keywords


sound; aurality; Brazil; novel

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21471/jls.v3i2.271

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