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The Hour of the Star
The Hour of the Star
by Clarice Lispector
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Perhaps I could enhance this story if I were to introduce some technical terms? But that is the problem: this story has no technique, not even in matters of style. It has been written at random. Nothing would persuade me to contaminate with brilliant, mendacious words, a life as frugal as that of my typist. (3.91)

Okay, but do you really think that this story has been written at random? Or does it, in fact, seem to be very carefully plotted and told? It seems like there might be other ways of shaping and even contaminating a life than simply using big words.

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