Books Chai & More Online & at Raah | Event in Pune | Townscript
Books Chai & More Online & at Raah | Event in Pune | Townscript

Books Chai & More Online & at Raah

Jul 10 | 04:00 PM (IST)

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This month, the Books Chai & More Club will be discussing “The Hour of the Star”. Narrated by the cosmopolitan Rodrigo S.M., this brief, strange, and haunting tale is the story of Macabéa, one of life's unfortunates.
Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a poor living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Colas, and her rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly, underfed, sickly and unloved. Rodrigo recoils from her wretchedness, and yet he cannot avoid the realization that for all her outward misery, Macabéa is inwardly free. She doesn't seem to know how unhappy she should be. Lispector employs her pathetic heroine against her urbane, empty narrator―edge of despair to edge of despair- and, working them like a pair of scissors, she cuts away the reader's preconceived notions about poverty, identity, love and the art of fiction, leaving us deep in Lispector territory indeed.

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Raah - Literacy & Cultural Centre
Office no 730, Raah - A Literacy & Cultural Centre., Marval Vista,, Pune
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