Started reading one of her books and quite liked it, but it was also really hard to read. Maybe not Ulysses-tier, but definitely "The Death of Virgil"-tier. That’s why I still haven’t gotten around to finishing it. I really should, though.
I've read most of her works, and I can say for sure that she has come close to mastering the Portuguese language, in this regard surpassing even legendary writers such as Machado de Assis.
However, it's a fact that Machado de Assis is way superior to her as a writer; in fact, so are most Brazilian writers. And the reason for that is that Machado de Assis is a master of fiction, while she is not. She's a mediocre fiction writer: her works lack substance, and are not pleasurable to read at all, and she never came close to writing something as sublime as O Cortiço or Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas. People may be led to believe that there must be something behind the near-perfect prose of Hour of the Star, but unfortunately there isn't, and she doesn't deserve nowhere near the praise she gets.
I asked this before but what are her influences, specifically the "jewish mysticism" ones. I don't see Kafka or Joyce in her and the biography makes out Spinoza as one. But I love Passion and Agua. Both are two sides of the same spiritual story. I need to read the other two to complete that picture.
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