Chasing Clarice Lispector

Benjamin Moser, author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, is guest-blogging for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council.

At many points in my life, I have been glad to know Yiddish. But as I darted through the darkened lobby of the Hotel National in Chişinău at one in the morning, trying desperately to reach the elevator bank before I was spied by a man with a stained beard and rancid breath, I reflected that this was not one of those points. Continue reading here.

3 responses to “Chasing Clarice Lispector

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  3. Thank you for all your work on Clarice Lispector. I am eager to read your book and to hear you at the Brazos Book Store.
    Enjoyed your piece above and had to chuckle at your meeting w/Rosa Klebb!
    Julia Mazow

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