18 Jan 2024 · 6.15 pm

Oliver Precht: Tropical Writing: Wild Freedom in a Climate of Dictatorship (on Clarice Lispector)

Venue: Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Neubau, E.O1.23, Akademiestr. 4, 80799 München

Lecture at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München

Often misunderstood as a mystical author that explores the inner life and the timeless fundamental questions of mankind, the political, at times even revolutionary dimension of Clarice Lispector’s novels and stories remains to be discovered. In a climate of military dictatorship and under the pressure of censorship, Brazil’s most acclaimed author developed a tropical, sometimes concealed style of writing that refuses to appear before the law of patriarchy, a vision that sheds the burden of extractivism and frees itself from the illusion of a mastery of nature. Long before the term was coined, she invented a literature for the anthropocene.

more information

Philosopher and literary scholar Oliver Precht is a postdoctoral researcher with the project Marx in France. The Self-Determination of French Theory (1945–1995).