About this item
Number of Pages: 80
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Author: Hilda Hilst
Street Date: September 11, 2012
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-3440
The Obscene Madame D is the first work by acclaimed Brazilian author Hilda Hilst to be published in English. Radically irreverent and formally impious, this novel portrays an unyielding radical intelligence, a sixty-year-old woman who decides to live in the recess under the stairs. In her diminutive space, Madame D--for dereliction--relives the perplexity of her recently deceased lover who cannot comprehend her rejection of common sense, sex, and a simple life, in favor of metaphysical speculations that he supposes to be delusional and vain.
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