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Revista Estudos Feministas

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ZANELLO, Valeska. The love (and the woman): a (im)possible conversation between Clarice Lispector and Sartre. Rev. Estud. Fem. [online]. 2007, vol.15, n.3, pp. 531-539. ISSN 1805-9584.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-026X2007000300002.

The present work analyses Clarice Lispector's story "The Love", starting from the following categories pointed by Sartre in Being and the Anything: to see and to be seen, functionality and love. Starting from the experience elaborated by Clarice in her text, in which Ana - a housewife, always busy serving her family ("pure functionality") - , in one of her goings and comings to and from the city, comes across a blind man chewing a chewing gum. But a blind man has an eye that doesn't see, it is an eye without function. It is this experience that opens to Ana the dimension of love, in a very specific sense (which points out to the gender relationships), and for which the phenomenological Sartre's description seems to us somewhat limited.

Keywords : Love; Woman; Clarice Lispector; Sartre.

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