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Check out every New Directions cover for Clarice Lispector’s work.

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December 10, 2021, 2:00pm

Today is Clarice Lispector’s birthday—an international celebration recognized as Hora de Clarice—and in celebration, we’re looking back on her body of work. Today, New Directions, Lispector’s longtime English-language publisher, revealed the cover for July 2022’s The Woman Who Killed The Fish, four “beguiling tales for children of all ages,” originally written for Lispector’s own children and translated from the Portuguese by Benjamin Moser. The cover, designed by Peter Mendelsund, is striking and puts the art first—just like New Directions’s other Lispector covers, which are worth browsing on their own.

On Hora de Clarice, take a look at the cover art for all the New Directions editions of Lispector’s work—and then keep your eyes out for The Woman Who Killed The Fish. Happy reading—or, at least at first, happy looking.

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Soulstorm (tr. Alexis Levitin), cover by Sylvia Frezzolini Severance (1989)

 

The Foreign Legion (tr. Giovanni Pontiero), cover by Sylvia Frezzolini Severance (1992)

 

A Breath of Life (tr. Johnny Lorenz), cover by Paul Sahre (2012)

 

Agua Viva (tr. Stefan Tobler), cover by Paul Sahre (2012)

 

Near to the Wild Heart (tr. Alison Entrekin), cover by Paul Sahre (2012)

 

The Passion According to G.H. (tr. Idra Novey), cover by Paul Sahre (2012)

 

Complete Stories (tr. Kristina Dodson), cover by Paul Sahre (2015)

 

The Besieged City (tr. Johnny Lorenz), cover by Paul Sahre (2019)

 

The Chandelier (tr. Benjamin Moser, Magdalena Edwards), cover by Paul Sahre (2019)

 

The Chandelier (tr. Benjamin Moser, Magdalena Edwards), cover by Paul Sahre

 

The Hour of the Star paperback edition (tr. Benjamin Moser), cover by Rodrigo Corral

 

The Hour of the Star 100th anniversary edition (tr. Benjamin Moser), cover by Paul Sahre (2020)

 

Selected Crônicas, cover by Erik Rieselbach (2019)

 

 

An Apprenticeship (tr. Stefan Tobler), cover by Paul Sahre, art by Leanne Shapton (2021)

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Happy birthday, Clarice Lispector!

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