Peixoto 1994 Violence

Title Information

Author: Marta Peixoto

Title: Passionate Fictions

Subtitle: Gender, Narrative, and Violence in Clarice Lispector

Place: Minneapolis

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Year: 1994

Pages: xx + 116pp.

ISBN-10: 0816621586 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-10: 0816621594 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Brazilian History | Representations: Literature / Clarice Lispector

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Author: Marta C. Peixoto, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, New York University


  Acknowledgments (p. ix)
  Introduction (p. xi)
  1. The Young Artist and the Snares of Gender (p. 1)
  2. The Female Power in Family Ties (p. 24)
  3. The Nurturing Text in Hélène Cixous and Clarice Lispector (p. 39)
  4. A Woman Writing: Fiction and Autobiography in The Stream of Life and The Stations of the Body (p. 60)
  5. Rape and Textual Violence (p. 82)
  Afterword: The Violence of a Heart (p. 100)
  Notes (p. 103)
  Bibliography (p. 109)
  Index (p. 113)

Note: Chapter 5 is a reprint of: Peixoto, Marta. »Rape and Textual Violence in Clarice Lispector.« Rape and Representation. Edited by Lynn A. Higgins et al. New York 1991: 182-203.


Bilbija, Ksenija. Luso-Brazilian Review 33(1) (Summer 1996): 152-154. – Full Text: JSTOR (Restricted Access)

Lindstrom, Naomi. Modern Fiction Studies 40(2) (Summer 1994): 393-395. – Full Text: Project MUSE (Restricted Access)

Marin, Susan. »A Paixãão Segundo Peixoto: Uma Leitura da Violência em Clarice Lispector.« Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana 21(42) (1995): 241-246. – Full Text: JSTOR (Restricted Access)

Wikipedia: Clarice Lispector: Family Ties (story collection), The Hour of the Star

Added: October 25, 2008 – Last updated: December 20, 2014