Clariceâ€™s Secret. On The Foreign Legion (A legiÃ£o estrangeira, 1964) by Clarice Lispector
Keywords:Clarice Lispector; The Foreign Legion; stories; writerâ€™s language; modernism
The 13 stories of the collection The Foreign Legion (A legiÃ£o estrangeira, 1964), the first appearance of Clarice Lispector in Bulgarian, are a piece of hypnotic writing that is difficult to compare with any other writerâ€™s language of that time. On the one hand, this prose has a memory of the European modernism with the experimental spirit of the Left Bank of the Seine, with elements of literary cubism and delicate traces of Judaic mysticismâ€¦ On the other hand, the European refinement and suffistication are literally shaken by the local culture with its smell of jungle and its colorfully hysterical Latin American Catholicism.