The Apple in the Dark

by Clarice Lispector | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0292703929 Global Overview for this book
Registered by gnissorckoob of Miami, Florida USA on 12/14/2007
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by gnissorckoob from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, December 14, 2007
This is a Book-of-the-month club edition and didn't have an ISBD, so I stole one from amazon. My mom stopped reading it because, she said, there is "too much description and not enough story."

I think it is tranlated from Portuguese. The New York Times Book Review said, "Clarice Lispector is the premier Latin American woman prose writer of this century."

Nice looking trade paperback.

Journal Entry 2 by gnissorckoob at Whole Foods Market in Coral Gables, Florida USA on Saturday, December 15, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (12/15/2007 UTC) at Whole Foods Market in Coral Gables, Florida USA

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on the stairs between the parking lot and the store

Journal Entry 3 by corinnacorinna from Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, December 19, 2007
It was like a miracle -- a gift from the universe. I was at Whole Foods, and decided to take the stairs instead of use the elevator (both saving energy and getting a little exercise!). I found the book in the stairwell, with a little sticker on it: "Free Book: 'a random act of literature' bookcrossing.org." I was so thrilled I told about 5 strangers about it once I started shopping in Whole Foods.

And isn't the universe so magical -- it happens to be a book by a Brazilian author. One of my favorite authors of all time is Brazilian (Jorge Amado) and I'm always seeking literature by other Brazilian authors. This was a special, unforgettable gift for the holidays, and I will pass it on -- plus, some other books I will contribute to this great global community of readers.

CAUGHT IN MIAMI FL USA

Journal Entry 4 by corinnacorinna from Miami, Florida USA on Saturday, May 03, 2008
I tried -- I really tried! I wonder if I would have better enjoyed this book had I been able to read it in its original language, Portuguese. But I found it very slow and difficult to get into, and couldn't get past the fifth chapter. The author, Clarice Lispector, goes into great detail describing every aspect of the main character's experience, which is intriguing on one hand, but also slooooooows down the pace of the story, so much so that I couldn't finish it. Oh well, I hope someone else enjoys it, because she is one of Brazil's most famous novelists! Ironically, one of my favorite authors is Jorge Amado, another very famous Brazilian author.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Found the book at Mercy Hospital waiting room and will start to read today

CAUGHT IN MIAMI FLORIDA USA

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Found the book at Mercy Hospital waiting room and will start to read today

CAUGHT IN MIAMI FLORIDA USA

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