The Passion According to B.M.

Benjamin Moser on “Why You Should Know Clarice Lispector”

Colm Tóibín, at a wedding in Italy, rushed up to me to proclaim his love for her, and said he would do “anything anything!” to get more people to read her. Orhan Pamuk, who had read “The Passion According to G.H.” in Turkish, confessed at breakfast in Stockholm one morning that he had been fascinated by her ever since. Guillermo Arriaga, a famous Mexican novelist and screenwriter, said that you can’t read Clarice Lispector without falling in love with her.

I’d recast this last sentence thusly: “Guillermo Arriaga, a famous Mexican novelist and screenwriter, RECENTLY said ON A HELI-SNOWBOARDING TRIP IN CHAMONIX WITH ME, ITALO CALVINO’S DAUGHTERS, AND GARY SHTEYNGART that you can’t read Clarice Lispector without falling in love with her.”

OK to make this change? Everything else looks great.

Thanks,

Benito-san