• Clarice Lispector and the 'Thing': The Question of Difference
    Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley. 1993.
    Following Lispector's own remark: "I want the thing in itself," and departing from the recurrence of ugly, poor, anonymous "things" in her fiction, the first goal of this dissertation is to look for the emergence of objects in all her works, as they incarnate an empty positional Being, in what Heidegger calls Ding. ;The second task this dissertation proposes is to displace the terms of Lispector's Brazilian criticism. For this purpose, two Brazilian literary critics are chosen: Antonio Candido a…Read more